A Topeka, Kansas, woman was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday alongside an Independence man previously indicted on charges of child sexual exploitation involving six victims.
Cynthia Holman, 44, was charged in a 12-count superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City. The previous June 2 indictment had only charged 25-year-old Travis White. In the superseding version, Holman and White allegedly conspired to transport a minor across state lines to engage in illicit sexual activity.
White is charged with enticing a minor to engage in illicit sexual activity from Feb. 5, 2016, to March 1, 2017, using the minor to produce child porn, as well as two counts of transferring obscene material to the same victim.
White also is charged with one count of receiving child porn over the internet and five counts of transferring obscene material to a minor under the age of 16, which occurred between August 2016 and January 2017, involving the five additional child victims.
According to court documents with the original complaint, police learned a 13-year-old victim was living with White, and she told investigators she met White online in January 2016 when she was living in Kansas.
White and the victim began texting explicit messages and exchanging nude photographs. With assistance, the victim made her way to Kansas City in September 2016, and she stayed at a hotel for a few days before moving in with White.
The FBI recovered the victim on March 1, and placed her in emergency police custody, and investigators discovered several Facebook messages of a sexual nature between White and the victim.
According to court documents, White told investigators he had sex with the victim numerous times in the metro area and that he had engaged in similar sexual discussions with approximately “50 to 100” other females, many of whom were minors, via Facebook and other means.