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Feds indict man involved in Wednesday standoff with 10 counts in child-porn case

Posted: 2:41 PM, Dec 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-13 20:41:53Z
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KANSAS CITY, Mo — The suspect from an hours-long standoff Wednesday near 32nd Street and Troost Avenue has been charged with 10 counts of child pornography-related offenses in federal court.

Eric C. Hacker, 36, was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court with eight counts of attempted distribution of child pornography over the internet, one count of receipt of child pornography over the internet, and one count of possession of child pornography.

All 10 counts are a Class C felony.

According to the federal indictment, Hacker attempted to ship or transport, including by computer, and received or possessed materials depicting a minor or minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct on multiple occasions between March and June 2017.

Hacker faces five to 20 years in federal prison and up to a $250,000 fine in the eight attempted distribution of child pornography charges and the receipt of child pornography charge. He faces up to 10 years and a $250,000 fine for the possession of child pornography charge.

Hacker faces at least 45 years in prison and supervised probation for life, if he ever were released.

Police negotiators worked for several hours Wednesday afternoon to get Decker to surrender. He was wanted on the federal warrant for child pornography charges.