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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 30, 2016

McAlester Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Material Involving Sexual Exploitation Of Minors

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that BRANDON RAY PARKER, age 40, of McAlester, Oklahoma, pled guilty to POSSESSION OF CERTAIN MATERIAL INVOLVING THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF MINORS, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2252(a)(4)(B) and 2252(b)(2).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The defendant was indicted in April, 2016.

The Indictment alleged that between in or about October 2013 and on or about October 2, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly possess, attempt to possess and access, with intent to view matters which contained visual depictions.  The production of said visual depictions involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct and said visual depictions were of such sexually explicit conduct and had been transported in interstate commerce by computer.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, 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 statutory range of punishment is up to 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine or both and a term of supervised release of not less than 5 years up to life.

Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Wilson represented the United States.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 30, 2016