Howe Man Pleads Guilty To Production Of Material Involving Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor By A Registered Sex Offender
Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that DAVID ANTHONY BAKER, age 35, of Howe, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Production of Certain Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2251(a) and (e) and Production of Certain Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by a Registered Sex Offender, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2260A.
Charges arose from an investigation by the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations. The defendant was indicted in June, 2013.
The Indictment alleged that between in or about August 2011 and March 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having received a conviction in the State of California for an offense relating to the sexual exploitation of children did knowingly employ, use, persuade, induce, entice and coerce a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions that have been mailed, shipped and transported in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce by any means, including by computer.
The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.
The statutory range of punishment is up to 50 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000 fine and up to10 years imprisonment, consecutive to any other term of imprisonment.
Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.