Registered Sex Offender Convicted of Producing Child Pornography | USAO-WDOK

OKLAHOMA CITY – William Don Dollarhide, 44, of Nardin, Oklahoma (Kay County), pleaded guilty today to producing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing. 

According to court documents and records, Dollarhide, who is a registered sex offender due to a prior Oklahoma state child pornography conviction, used his cell phone to film himself sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl in his recreational vehicle (RV) in September of 2018. The child’s mother called the Grant County Sheriff’s Department on May 12, 2019, reporting Dollarhide had assaulted the girl. Officers responded to Dollarhide’s residence and arrested him. Officers later searched his electronic devices under a search warrant and discovered photographs and videos of Dollarhide sexually abusing the girl as well as images of a naked girl he had produced with a hidden video camera.  

On June 16, 2020, a federal grand jury indicted Dollarhide with production of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

Today, Dollarhide pleaded guilty to production of child pornography before Judge Scott L. Palk. Due to his prior conviction, he faces not less than 25 years and up to 50 years in federal prison.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, with forensic analysis assistance from the Enid Police Department and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Hale prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

Reference is made to court filings for further information.  To download a photo of U.S. Attorney Downing, click here.

 

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