Former Manhattan city attorney sentenced on child porn charges

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According to a news release from U.S. ATtorney Tom Beall’s office,  a former city attorney of Manhattan was sentenced Tuesday to 210 months in federal prison on child pornography charges.

Bill Raymond, 55, Andover, Kan., pleaded guilty to three counts of transporting child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Raymond admitted that he emailed child pornography to himself using a cellular telephone and a computer on Nov. 9, 2014, Feb. 28, 2015 and May 17, 2015. He also admitted that on July 30, 2015, he possessed child pornography.

The crimes occurred in Butler and Riley counties. Raymond became the city attorney in Manhattan after serving as an assistant county counselor in Sedgwick County.

Beall commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

As KMAN had reported in August of this year, Raymond was disbarred with the order of disbarment coming from the Kansas Supreme Court. Raymond voluntarily surrendered his license to practice law in the state of Kansas in a letter signed August 21st.

Raymond had worked for Manhattan from December 17, 2012 through August 4, 2015.

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