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Okmulgee Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Material Involving Sexual Exploitation Of Minors

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that JOHN CARL BERRYHILL, age 53, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, pled guilty to 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), punishable by a minimum of 10 years to 20 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

The Superseding Indictment alleged that from between on or about January 8, 2014 to on or about February 2, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, JOHN CARL BERRYHILL, did knowingly possess, attempt to possess and access with intent to view, matters which contained visual depictions, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2256(5), which 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 such 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 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 Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated August 29, 2017

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