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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 22, 2018

Muldrow Man Pleads Guilty To Enticement Of A Minor

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Michael Aaron Campbell, age 21, of Muldrow, Oklahoma pled guilty to two counts of Enticement Of A Minor Using A Facility Of Interstate Commerce, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422(b), punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both, for each count. 

The Indictment alleges that from on or about June 6, 2017, until on or about July 26, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, 21 years old, did use and attempt to use a facility and means of interstate commerce, the Internet, to knowingly persuade, induce, and entice an individual, Child #1, whom he believed to be under 16 years of age, to engage in sexual activity for which a person can be criminally charged under Oklahoma State law, to wit: Rape, Second Degree, Title 21, Oklahoma Statute, Sections 1111 and 1114(B), and Lewd or Indecent Proposals or Acts with a Child under 16, Title 21, Oklahoma Statute, Section 1123. 

The Indictment further alleges that from in or about June 2017, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, until on or about July 26, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, did use and attempt to use, a facility and means of interstate commerce, by means of cellular communication, to knowingly persuade, induce, and entice an individual, Child #2, whom he believed to be under 14 years of age, to engage in sexual activity for which a person can be criminally charged under Oklahoma State law, to wit: Rape, First Degree, Title 21 Oklahoma Statute, Sections 1111, and 1114(A)(1), Rape by Instrumentation, First Degree, Title 21, Oklahoma Statute Sections 1111.1(A) and 1114(A)(1), and Lewd or Indecent Proposals or Acts with a Child under 16, Title 21, Oklahoma Statute, Section 1123. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Muldrow Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security (HSI). 

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Assistant United States Attorney John David Luton represented the United States.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 24, 2018