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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Stigler Man Sentenced To 120 Months For Enticement Of A Minor

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Justimiano Perez Diaz, age 43, of Stigler, Oklahoma.,was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment and 5 years supervised release for Enticement Of A Minor Using The Internet, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422(b). The charge arose from an investigation by the Wagoner Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Indictment alleged that from in or about September 2017, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, until on or about October 16, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant used a facility and means of interstate commerce, the Internet, to attempt to knowingly persuade, induce, and entice an individual whom he believed was 13 years old, to engage in sexual activity for which a person can be criminally charged under Oklahoma State law, to wit: Title 21, Oklahoma Statute, Section 1123, Lewd or Indecent Proposals or Acts with a Child under 16.

“Thanks to an alert teen, a law-abiding citizen, the Wagoner Police Department and the FBI, this defendant’s failed plan to entice and engage in a sexual encounter with a teenager ended in his arrest and prosecution,” said United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester. “I urge parents and guardians of teenagers to remember that predators use technology – phones and computers – to their advantage. Do not be lulled into a sense of security. Today’s bad guys are tech savvy and will use text, social media platforms, and gaming systems to groom and lure kids away from safety.” 

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. Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 26, 2018