Sentencing date set for McDowell case

A Salina man has pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography. As part of a plea agreement in the case, prosecutors agreed to drop charges that the defendant threatened the life of the President of the United States.

Aaron McDowell, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography.

Investigators discovered the child pornography while investigating charges that McDowell posted a threat to kill the president on social media.

Investigators examining McDowell’s phone found images of child pornography.

They went on to discover that for about a year, McDowell used an online chat application to trade child pornography with other users.

Sentencing is set for November 20th.

The plea agreement recommends McDowell be sentenced to not less than 168 months and not more than 216 months in federal prison.