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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tulsa Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Child Pornography

TULSA, Okla. — United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. announced today a guilty plea by a Tulsa man for distributing child pornography.

Kenneth R. Morain, 62, of Tulsa, had been charged on February 3, 2014, in an Indictment for Possession, Receipt, and Distribution of Child Pornography following an online investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

At the Change of Plea Hearing, the government stated that Morain used free Wi-Fi internet services at various business locations around Tulsa to download child pornography and then shared the child pornography using the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing network ARES. Morain admitted during an interview with agents he was sexually attracted to children as young as infants.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tulsa Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Gallant prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 22, 2014, before U.S. District Court Judge James H. Payne.

Updated July 14, 2015