Muskogee Man Found Guilty Of Possession Of Material Involving Sexual Exploitation Of Minors
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Glenn Randall Ferguson, age 48, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was found guilty by a federal jury of 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 jury trial began with testimony on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 and concluded on Friday, January 10, 2020 with the guilty verdict.
Evidence presented at trial proved that between March 6, 2014 and April 16, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly possessed, attempted to possess and accessed with intent to view images and videos which contained visual depictions, the production of which involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Those images and videos had been transported in interstate commerce by computer. The evidence included the seizure from the defendant’s computer of over 1,900 images and more than 50 videos of children, ranging in age from infants to pre-teens, engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
The verdict was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Muskogee Police Department as part of Project Safe Childhood. Project Safe Childhood (“PSC”) is a Department of Justice initiative launched to combat the proliferation of technology facilitated crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children. Through a network of federal, state, local, and tribal enforcement agencies and advocacy organizations, PSC attempts to protect children by investigating and prosecuting offenders involved in child sexual exploitation.
The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the trial and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.
Assistant United States Attorney Sarah McAmis and Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson represented the United States.