Criminal Justice

Prominent Kansas Lawyer Charged in Child Pornography Case

A litigation partner in the largest law firm in Kansas has been charged in a child pornography case.

Samuel Logan, 45, is accused of sending webcam photos of himself masturbating from what appears to be a law office, as well as child and adult pornography, to an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old, reports the Kansas City Star.

On the walls of the office can be seen diplomas and framed certificates, reports NBC News.

A criminal complaint was filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., charging Logan with enticing a minor to have sex and a count of sending and receiving child pornography.

His father, James Logan, is a former federal appeals court judge and a former dean of the University of Kansas School of Law, the Star notes.

Samuel Logan, a partner of Foulston Siefkin, was not listed on the firm’s website today. However, James Oliver, the partner in charge of the firm’s Overland Park office, says it has taken no action concerning Logan’s job there, reports the Kansas City Business Journal.

The firm was called yesterday by the FBI and is cooperating, Oliver says.

“We first learned of his difficulties yesterday afternoon,” Oliver told the Business Journal today. “We are really just not able to comment because the facts are just developing.”

The articles don’t include any comment from Logan or his counsel.

Updated at 3:20 p.m. to include information from NBC News article.

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