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Howe Man Sentenced To 39 Years For Production Of Material Involving Sexual Exploitation Of Minors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2013

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, was sentenced to 39 years imprisonment, followed by life on supervised release for 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 Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Oklahoma Department of Corrections and the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations. The defendant was indicted in June, 2013 and pled guilty in July, 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 Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

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