Immigration agent pleads guilty in Kansas case

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This undated photo provided by the Sedgwick County (Kansas) Sheriff’s Office shows, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Andrew J. Pleviak. A probable cause affidavit made public Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, says KAKE-TV Anchor Deb Farris met with the Wichita Police Department in March for an interview during which police photographed about 185 screen shots of […]

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement accused of sending a Wichita television news anchor sensitive law enforcement material has pleaded guilty to exceeding authorized access to a government computer.

ICE Agent Andrew J. Pleviak was taken into custody at Wednesday’s change-of-plea hearing after a federal judge found there were no conditions that can reasonably assure the safety of the community or Pleviak’s compliance with bond requirements.

A probable cause affidavit released in January shows KAKE-TV anchor Deb Farris told police that Pleviak was sending her sensitive law enforcement material and texting messages that were sexual in nature. Police photographed about 185 screenshots of text messages between them.

Farras has said Pleviak was texting her things that made her uncomfortable and scared her.

Sentencing has been set for May 2.

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