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TULSA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

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April 18, 2014

TULSA, OKLAHOMA—A Tulsa man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday for possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Mark McDonough, 33, of Tulsa, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Gregory K. Frizzell to one count of possession and attempted possession of child pornography.

According to documents filed in the case, on November 20, 2013, McDonough possessed child pornography depicting minors who had not obtained 12 years of age engaging in sexually explicit conduct. He admitted to downloading the images from the internet.

The statutory maximum penalty is 20 years imprisonment, and a fine of $250,000. Sentencing has been set for July 17, 2014.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey Gallant on behalf of the United States.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. For more information about Project Safe Childhood and Internet safety education, visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.

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