WICHITA, KAN. - A South Carolina man was sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting a Kansas girl, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said today.
Robert Pitya Dickson, 49, Fort Mill, S.C., pleaded guilty to two counts of producing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted he communicated over the Internet with a 13-year-old Kansas girl. Dickson persuaded the girl to send him send him sexual images of herself. In March 2014 he traveled to meet the girl and engaged in sex acts with her that he recorded and transported back to South Carolina.
Co-defendant Tricia Rodarmel is set for sentencing July 25.
Beall commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.