Smith County man pleads guilty to child porn

WICHITA, Kansas – A Smith County man pleaded guilty Monday to possessing and sending child pornography.

Walter E. Ackerman, 56, of Lebanon pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.

In his plea, he admitted using AOL email to send child pornography to another user.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 24. He faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the distribution count and a maximum penalty of 10 years on the other count.

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