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United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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OKLAHOMA MAN SENTENCED FOR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF EAST TEXAS CHILD

            PLANO, Texas - U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 40-year-old Bethany, Oklahoma man has been sentenced to federal prison for a child exploitation violation in the Eastern District of Texas.

            DON DWAYNE McADAMS pleaded guilty on Oct. 13, 2009, to transportation of a minor in interstate commerce and was sentenced to 127 months in federal prison on Feb. 18, 2010, by U.S. District Judge Richard Schell.  McAdams will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

            According to information presented in court, McAdams made contact with a minor over the internet.  On May 3, 2008, McAdams picked up the minor near her home in East Texas and took her to his home in Bethany, Oklahoma.  McAdams had sexual intercourse with the minor before bringing her back to Texas and leaving her stranded 100 miles away from her home.  McAdams was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 8, 2009.

            This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

            This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Plano Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mandy Griffith.

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