CRANE, Mo. – A former Kansas City law enforcement officer living in Crane, Mo. was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

47-year-old Jeffrey Prowant was arrested in 2021 after online conversations with an undercover FBI employee in which he revealed that he was “sexually active” with a 14-year-old and shared pornographic images of the 14-year-old victim with the FBI employee.

The 14-year-old victim told investigators that Prowant had sexually assaulted her and taken pornographic pictures of her.

In November of 2022, Prowant pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child and admitted to having online conversations with the undercover FBI employee and offering to meet the employee to engage in illegal sexual acts.

Prowant was a Kansas City, Mo. police officer from 2000-2002 and a Monroe County, Michigan, sheriff’s deputy from 2002 to 2005.

He was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison without parole and lifetime supervised release following incarceration on November 13, 2023.