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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 8, 2015

Muldrow Man Sentenced to 97 Months for Possession of Materials Involving Sexual Exploitation of Minors

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that JAMES CHRISTOPHER COOKE, age 38, of Muldrow, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 97 months imprisonment, followed by 60 months of supervised release for 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 charges are a result from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in March, 2014 and pled guilty in June, 2014.

The Indictment alleged that from between in or about September, 2012 and December 5, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, did knowingly possess and attempt to possess matters which contained visual depictions, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2256(5), the production of said visual depictions involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2256(2)(A)-(B), and said visual depictions were of sexually explicit conduct, and had been transported in interstate commerce by computer.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated March 16, 2015