Muldrow Man Sentenced To 120 Months For 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, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment on counts 1 and 2 to run concurrent, and 5 years supervised release for two counts of Enticement Of A Minor Using A Facility Of Interstate Commerce, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422(b). The charges arose from an investigation by the Muldrow Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security (“HSI”).
The indictment alleged in count 1 that in June and July, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, used and attempted to use, the internet to knowingly persuade, induce, and entice an individual 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. Count 2 alleged that in June 2017 the defendant used and attempted to use cellular communication to knowingly persuade, induce, and entice a second individual 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. The defendant plead guilty to both counts on January 22, 2018.
“I am thankful for the work of the Muldrow Police Department, HSI, and the members of this office who worked together to ensure that justice was delivered. The defendant is being held accountable and the public is being protected because of their work ethic and dedication to the rule of law,” said United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester. “This case, and others like it, must be a reminder to all of us that the dangers that our children face are not necessarily outside of the home. There are predators trying to take advantage of children’s access to computers and phones. Please do not assume that your children are safe from them just because they are in the confines of your home. Be aware of your children’s internet, phone, and on-line gaming activity. Teach them the signs and potential dangers associated with on-line predators.”
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney John David Luton represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.