Dec 01, 2023

KC couple accused of sexual exploitation of 3 children

Posted Dec 01, 2023 2:00 AM
Jessica Young -photo Greene Co.
Jessica Young -photo Greene Co.

KANSAS CITY. – A federal grand jury indicted a Kansas City couple on charges related to the sexual exploitation of three child victims, according to the United State's Attorney.

Houston Wade Young, 36, and Jessica Ann Young, 33, were charged in an eight-count superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury earlier this month.

The superseding indictment replaces the original indictment returned against Houston Young on July 25, 2023, and adds Jessica Young, arrested earlier this month, as a defendant with additional charges.

The federal indictment charges Houston Young with one count of using a minor (identified in court documents as Jane Doe) to produce child pornography, two counts of using the internet and a cell phone to attempt to induce Jane Doe and another minor (identified in court documents as John Doe 1) to engage in illegal sexual activity, one count of receiving and distributing child pornography, and one count of distributing child pornography.