KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man was sentenced to 96 months in prison followed by five years probation after he admitted to possessing pictures of child pornography.
In September 2022, Justin Packham, 34, of Shawnee pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child sexual abuse materials. Based on a cybertip, the Shawnee Police Department launched an investigation which revealed that dozens of child pornography images had been uploaded to Google Drive using an email account in Packham’s name. Using a subsequent search warrant for the Packham residence, Shawnee detectives found more than 1,000 photos and videos of child pornography on various electronic devices and flash drives.
The US Secret Service and the Shawnee Police Department investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Faiza Alhambra prosecuted the case.
Safe Childhood Project
This case was filed under Project Safe Childhood, a national initiative launched in May 2006 by the Justice Department to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Criminal Division, Project Safe Childhood brings together federal, state and local resources to identify, arrest and prosecute people who sexually exploit children and to identify and rescue victims. For more information on Project Safe Childhood, visit For more information on Internet safety education, visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the “resources” tab.