Muskogee Man Sentenced To 87 Months For Possession Of Material Involving Sexual Exploitation Of Minors
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that PAUL BENJAMIN STONE, age 34, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 87 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years 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 Indictment alleged that between on or about August 1, 2013, and on or about April 16, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, PAUL BENJAMIN STONE, did knowingly possess and attempt to possess matters which contained visual depictions and the production of said visual depictions involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct and had been transported in interstate commerce by computer.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant pled guilty in September, 2015.
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 Marshals Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparoleable sentence.
Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.