GUILTY IN - Kegan Anthony Kline, 27, arrested Aug 29, 2020, 30 Counts associated with CSAM

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This thread is for Kegan Kline’s current case as it progresses through the justice system and is separate from the Delphi thread.


The charges stem from a search of his Peru, Indiana, home on Feb. 25, 2017, just 11 days after the bodies of Liberty German and Abigail Williams were discovered. The FBI, Indiana State Police and Peru Police Department took part in serving the search warrant, and the investigation was focused on Kline allegedly soliciting underage girls.

According to a probable cause affidavit out of Miami County, obtained by 13News, Kline created the anthony_shots account approximately six months prior to when investigators interviewed him in February of 2017. He allegedly said he created the account to contact both girls he knew and girls he did not. Court documents show Kline saying he would talk to girls, even if they were under the age of 16, and that he found them on Instagram and then told them to message him on Snapchat.

Man behind account investigated in Delphi killings identified | wthr.com

*Probable Cause Affidavit*

Social Media Accounts:

Keggie Kline Facebook
Kegan Kline Facebook
Kegan Kline Insta (Private)

Kegan Kline MySpace
SwitchNSwishers Twitter
Kegan Kline SoundCloud
Kegan Kline Reverbnation
Kegan Kline Spotify



 
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That's why I asked if LE knew for sure who created it.

According to NBC, it’s in the Probable Cause Affidavit but I can’t find the link to it at the moment.

“Kegan Anthony Kline, 27, told investigators on Feb. 25, 2017, he created the “anthony_shots" social media account and used it to speak to underage girls while also soliciting nude images from them, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by NBC News filed in Miami County on Aug. 19, 2020.”
Man behind “anthony_shots” account charged in child exploitation case
 


Indiana Supreme Court public access case search - MyCase
Case 52C01-2008-F4-000254
Kline, Kegan Anthony


Charges

Show all charge details
01 05/17/2016 35-42-4-4(b)(4)(B)/F5: Child Exploitation with intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of any
02 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
03 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
04 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
05 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
06 02/27/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
07 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
08 02/25/2017 35-44.1-2-2(a)(3)/F6: Obstruction of Justice def. knowingly or intentionally in an official proceedi
09 02/25/2017 35-44.1-2-2(a)(3)/F6: Obstruction of Justice def. knowingly or intentionally in an official proceedi
10 02/26/2017 35-44.1-2-2(a)(3)/F6: Obstruction of Justice def. knowingly or intentionally in an official proceedi
11 05/14/2016 35-42-4-4(c)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* possession of photos, etc. showing sexual conduct b
12 05/14/2016 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F5: Child Exploitation Disseminate, exhibit, or offer to do so; send or bring into I
13 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
14 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
15 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
16 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
17 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
18 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
19 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
20 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F4: Child Exploitation enhanced by an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(c)(1).
21 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F4: Child Exploitation enhanced by an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(c)(1).
22 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F4: Child Exploitation enhanced by an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(c)(1).
23 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
24 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
25 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F4: Child Exploitation enhanced by an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(c)(1).
26 07/14/2016 35-43-5-3.8(a)/F6: Synthetic Identity Deception def. knowingly obtains, possesses, transfers, uses s
27 05/14/2016 35-43-5-3.8(a)/F6: Synthetic Identity Deception def. knowingly obtains, possesses, transfers, uses s
28 05/14/2020 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F5: Child Exploitation-Disseminate, exhibit, or offer to do so; send or bring into I
29 05/14/2016 35-42-4-6(c)/F5: Child Solicitation Solicitation is for sexual intercourse. Def is 21+ years old an
30 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
 
Above is the list of the 30 charges. But notice the different dates and that some of the charges were from Feb 17, 2017, others from 2016. That was prior to the search conducted Feb 25/2017. What is that telling us???

Answer - probably not much if it refers to the date of offence? Or is it the date the charges were filed? Anybody know?
 
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Above is the list of the 30 charges. But notice the different dates and that some of the charges were already laid Feb 17, 2017. That was prior to the search conducted Feb 25/2017. What is that telling us???
The dates prior to Feb 14, 2017 were probably dates his device logs indicated he downloaded unlawful images of children, etc.,
 
Above is the list of the 30 charges. But notice the different dates and that some of the charges were already laid Feb 17, 2017. That was prior to the search conducted Feb 25/2017. What is that telling us???

I was wondering about this myself yesterday. Could the dates be the date it was confirmed some of the images were transferred, etc.?
I noticed several of the charges were 35-42-4-4(d) and 35-42-4-4(b)(2)

Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-42-4-4 | FindLaw
 
I was wondering about this myself yesterday. Could the dates be the date it was confirmed some of the images were transferred, etc.?
I noticed several of the charges were 35-42-4-4(d) and 35-42-4-4(b)(2)

Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-42-4-4 | FindLaw

I notice only one recent date that doesn’t really give with anything - charge #28 05/14/2020 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F5: Child Exploitation-Disseminate, exhibit, or offer to do so; send or bring into
 
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I notice only one recent date that doesn’t really give with anything - charge #28 05/14/2020 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F5: Child Exploitation-Disseminate, exhibit, or offer to do so; send or bring into

Does this mean he displayed it or showed it to someone but did not transfer it? If I understand it correctly b2 means exhibit. (Just speculating here)

Thinking… for example: telling someone this is the type of content I can get for you and shows the individual on his phone or device.
 

Indiana Supreme Court public access case search - MyCase
Case 52C01-2008-F4-000254
Kline, Kegan Anthony


Charges

Show all charge details
01 05/17/2016 35-42-4-4(b)(4)(B)/F5: Child Exploitation with intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of any
02 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
03 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
04 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
05 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
06 02/27/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
07 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
08 02/25/2017 35-44.1-2-2(a)(3)/F6: Obstruction of Justice def. knowingly or intentionally in an official proceedi
09 02/25/2017 35-44.1-2-2(a)(3)/F6: Obstruction of Justice def. knowingly or intentionally in an official proceedi
10 02/26/2017 35-44.1-2-2(a)(3)/F6: Obstruction of Justice def. knowingly or intentionally in an official proceedi
11 05/14/2016 35-42-4-4(c)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* possession of photos, etc. showing sexual conduct b
12 05/14/2016 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F5: Child Exploitation Disseminate, exhibit, or offer to do so; send or bring into I
13 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
14 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
15 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
16 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
17 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
18 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
19 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
20 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F4: Child Exploitation enhanced by an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(c)(1).
21 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F4: Child Exploitation enhanced by an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(c)(1).
22 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F4: Child Exploitation enhanced by an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(c)(1).
23 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
24 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
25 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F4: Child Exploitation enhanced by an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(c)(1).
26 07/14/2016 35-43-5-3.8(a)/F6: Synthetic Identity Deception def. knowingly obtains, possesses, transfers, uses s
27 05/14/2016 35-43-5-3.8(a)/F6: Synthetic Identity Deception def. knowingly obtains, possesses, transfers, uses s
28 05/14/2020 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F5: Child Exploitation-Disseminate, exhibit, or offer to do so; send or bring into I
29 05/14/2016 35-42-4-6(c)/F5: Child Solicitation Solicitation is for sexual intercourse. Def is 21+ years old an
30 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
Oops, sorry, @Tiff23fr already linked...
 
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Does this mean he displayed it or showed it to someone but did not transfer it? If I understand it correctly b2 means exhibit. (Just speculating here)

Thinking… for example: telling someone this is the type of content I can get for you and shows the individual on his phone or device.

I saw that as well. He was still at it three years after he was caught. It just goes to show how sick CP’s are. I’d like to know why he wasn’t locked up until 2020. SMH
 
Does this mean he displayed it or showed it to someone but did not transfer it? If I understand it correctly b2 means exhibit. (Just speculating here)

Thinking… for example: telling someone this is the type of content I can get for you and shows the individual on his phone or device.
From the link:
____________________
Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-42-4-4 | FindLaw
(b) A person who:

(2) knowingly or intentionally disseminates, exhibits to another person, offers to disseminate or exhibit to another person, or sends or brings into Indiana for dissemination or exhibition matter that depicts or describes sexual conduct by a child under eighteen (18) years of age;
____________________

Would online communications count if he was just offering to share the images, not actually transferring them?

 
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Indiana Supreme Court public access case search - MyCase
Case 52C01-2008-F4-000254
Kline, Kegan Anthony


Charges

Show all charge details
01 05/17/2016 35-42-4-4(b)(4)(B)/F5: Child Exploitation with intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of any
02 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
03 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
04 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
05 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
06 02/27/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
07 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
08 02/25/2017 35-44.1-2-2(a)(3)/F6: Obstruction of Justice def. knowingly or intentionally in an official proceedi
09 02/25/2017 35-44.1-2-2(a)(3)/F6: Obstruction of Justice def. knowingly or intentionally in an official proceedi
10 02/26/2017 35-44.1-2-2(a)(3)/F6: Obstruction of Justice def. knowingly or intentionally in an official proceedi
11 05/14/2016 35-42-4-4(c)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* possession of photos, etc. showing sexual conduct b
12 05/14/2016 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F5: Child Exploitation Disseminate, exhibit, or offer to do so; send or bring into I
13 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
14 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
15 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
16 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
17 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
18 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
19 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
20 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F4: Child Exploitation enhanced by an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(c)(1).
21 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F4: Child Exploitation enhanced by an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(c)(1).
22 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F4: Child Exploitation enhanced by an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(c)(1).
23 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
24 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F6: Possession of Child *advertiser censored*
25 02/17/2017 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F4: Child Exploitation enhanced by an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(c)(1).
26 07/14/2016 35-43-5-3.8(a)/F6: Synthetic Identity Deception def. knowingly obtains, possesses, transfers, uses s
27 05/14/2016 35-43-5-3.8(a)/F6: Synthetic Identity Deception def. knowingly obtains, possesses, transfers, uses s
28 05/14/2020 35-42-4-4(b)(2)/F5: Child Exploitation-Disseminate, exhibit, or offer to do so; send or bring into I
29 05/14/2016 35-42-4-6(c)/F5: Child Solicitation Solicitation is for sexual intercourse. Def is 21+ years old an
30 02/25/2017 35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
The 2/17/2017 exploitation aggravating factors are (c)(1) and possession of CP (e)(1).
_____________________
(c) However, the offense of child exploitation described in subsection (b) is a Level 4 felony if:

(1) the sexual conduct, matter, performance, or incident depicts or describes a child less than eighteen (18) years of age who:

(A) engages in bestiality (as described in IC 35-46-3-14 );
(B) is mentally disabled or deficient;
(C) participates in the sexual conduct, matter, performance, or incident by use of force or the threat of force;
(D) physically or verbally resists participating in the sexual conduct, matter, performance, or incident;
(E) receives a bodily injury while participating in the sexual conduct, matter, performance, or incident;  or
(F) is less than twelve (12) years of age;  or
________________________

(e)(1) appears to be the same guidelines in regards to the picture in possession.

Unless the child was under 12, that means the 2/17/17 charges depicts something in A-E. This is distressing to me considering the timing, 4 days after the Delphi murders.
 
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Above is the list of the 30 charges. But notice the different dates and that some of the charges were from Feb 17, 2017, others from 2016. That was prior to the search conducted Feb 25/2017. What is that telling us???

Answer - probably not much if it refers to the date of offence? Or is it the date the charges were filed? Anybody know?

In looking at the 2/17/2017 charges, this charge appears to relate to a “school employee” if I googled it correctly.

02/17/2017 35-42-4-4 (d)/F5:
Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with
an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-
4(e)(1
 
In looking at the 2/17/2017 charges, this charge appears to relate to a “school employee” if I googled it correctly.

02/17/2017 35-42-4-4 (d)/F5:
Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with
an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-
4(e)(1

Wait, what?
Is there an attorney here who can decipher this correctly?

35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1
 
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Wait, what?
Is there an attorney here who can decipher this correctly?

35-42-4-4(d)/F5: Possession of Child *advertiser censored* with an aggravating factor found in 35-42-4-4(e)(1

IC-35-42-4-4.pdf
(e) It is a defense to a prosecution under this section that:

(1) the person is a school employee; and

(2) the acts constituting the elements of the offense were performed solely within the scope of the person's employment as a school employee.
I saw this at first, too, but that document is dated 2014. This link (originally from @Tiff23fr above) is updated 2021.

Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-42-4-4 | FindLaw
 

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