Patrick Neal Porter admits making child porn, running off to California with teenage stepdaughter

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The feds say Patrick Neal Porter's wife helped him runaway to California.
  • The feds say Patrick Neal Porter's wife helped him runaway to California.

Back in June, the feds were looking for Patrick

Neal Porter. Authorities had searched Porter's home and found pictures of a young girl in sexually explicit poses on Porter's computer.

Authorities believed the 40-year-old -- with the help of his wife, Barbara Porter -- had removed his 16-year-old stepdaughter from protective services and had run away to California. If true, Barbara Porter was well on her way to becoming a terrible

mother.



Prosecutors

alleged that Patrick and Barbara Porter met at an Overland Park Wal-Mart

on June 3. Barbara Porter allegedly dropped off Patrick Porter and her

daughter, who left the big box store's parking lot in a

2003 Ford Expedition with a duffel bag full of clothes and $3,000 in

cash.

On June 9, investigators learned that Patrick Porter had used his credit

card at a Best Western in Huntington Beach,

California, from June

6-8. Phone records also showed that Barbara Porter had received calls

from the hotel.

Patrick Porter was arrested in San Diego where he was found with his stepdaughter. At that time, federal prosecutors

have charged Porter with possessing child pornography and engaging in

graphic conversations with a minor in an attempt to convince the child

to have sex with him.

Patrick Porter pleaded guilty last week to producing child pornography.

His sentencing is scheduled for February 15, 2011.

Prosecutors are seeking a 20-year sentence.


Barbara Porter, 44, is scheduled to go on trial on January 18, 2011. She is charged with obstructing justice,

harboring a fugitive and aiding and abetting the unlawful transportation

of a minor.

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