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Okmulgee Man Sentenced To 97 Months For 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 THOMPSON CHRISTOPHER KYLE MANDRELL, age 30, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 97 months imprisonment and 10 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 July 7, 2014, and on or about September 21, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, THOMPSON CHRISTOPHER KYLE MANDRELL, 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), 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 such sexually explicit conduct and had been transported in interstate commerce by computer.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Okmulgee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. U.S. Attorney Brian J. Kuester stated, “The horrific acts committed against children by those that produce child pornography is made profitable by those that purchase, possess, and share it. I commend the FBI and the Okmulgee Police Department for their investigation which allowed this office to successfully prosecute Mr. Mandrell.”

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. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the nonparoleable sentence will be served.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated October 27, 2017

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