Chouteau Man Pleads Guilty To Possession And Distribution Of Material Involving Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor (Multiple Counts) | USAO-EDOK

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Richard Lee King, age 60, of Chouteau, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to three counts of Distribution of Certain Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2252(a)(2) and 2252(b)(1), punishable by not less than 5 years and not more than 20 years of imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both for each count; and to one count of Possession of Certain Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2252(a)(4)(B) and 2252(b)(2), punishable by not more than 20 years of imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. 

The Indictment alleged that on three separate occasions, on or about June 22, 2019, June 24, 2019, and June 26, 2019 in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly distribute and attempt to distribute any visual depiction, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2256(5), of a prepubescent minor under the age of twelve engaging in sexually explicit conduct, using any means and facility of interstate and foreign commerce, and the production of such visual depiction involved the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and the visual depiction of such conduct.

The Indictment further alleged that on or about April 3, 2020, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly possess and access with the intent to view and attempt to possess and access with the intent to view a visual depiction, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2256(5), of a prepubescent minor under the age of twelve engaging in sexually explicit conduct, and said visual depiction was of such sexually explicit conduct and had been transported in interstate commerce by computer. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Assistant United States Attorney Sarah McAmis represented the United States.

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