Man Enters Plea on Porn Charges

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) An eastern Kansas man has pleaded guilty to producing child pornography and is expected to spend 20 to 30 years behind bars.

Michael Arnett of Roeland Park entered his plea Monday in U.S. District Court. As part of the deal, prosecutors will drop one count of possessing child porn and one count of distributing it.

The 38-year-old admitted taking pictures of children engaged in sexual conduct from 2000 to the summer of 2008. Investigators tracked him to Kansas after discovering a water bottle in a photo on a Wisconsin man’s computer had the name of a swim and scuba center in Overland Park, Kan.

Prosecutors say Robert Poe III, a friend of Arnett’s who is accused of traveling to entice a minor for sex, will change his plea Feb. 19.