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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Porn Of Toddler

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Today, ANTHONY RAY SACKETT, 35, of Norman, Oklahoma, pled guilty to producing child pornography, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

According to court records, on January 31, 2014, Sackett used an approximately two-year-old girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct and took pictures of the encounter with his Samsung phone. Sackett then used the phone to transfer the images to others via the Internet. At the time of this offense, Sackett was a registered sex offender due to a 2002 Cleveland County conviction for possession of child pornography.

Due to his prior conviction, Sackett faces a heightened penalty in federal court of 25 years to 50 years in prison. A sentencing hearing will be set by the court in approximately 90 days.

This case is the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in California. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Hale.