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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Oklahoma Long Haul Trucker Sentenced To 27 Years In Prison

For Production Of Child Pornography

SOUTH BEND – Marvin L. Bishop II, age 42, of Seminole, Oklahoma was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio, upon his plea of guilty to production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Bishop was sentenced to 324 months in prison, 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $14,520 in restitution.  

“Children are among the most vulnerable of victims and do not have a voice in the hands of these predators,” said United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch, II.  “My Office will do everything we can to prosecute and seek lengthy sentences, such as the one today, for individuals who commit crimes against children.”

“Today’s sentence illustrates the commitment the FBI and our law enforcement partners have to protect our children from individuals such as Mr. Bishop who take advantage of their vulnerability,” said Special Agent in Charge Grant Mendenhall, FBI Indianapolis. “We will continue to work to identify and hold accountable those who would sexually exploit and perpetrate this disturbing crime against children who can’t protect themselves.”

According to documents in this case, Mr. Bishop was a long haul trucker.  In March of 2019, Mr. Bishop was chatting with an undercover officer about being sexually active with minor females.  He streamed a brief video of a minor performing oral sex on him.  The undercover officer was able to determine his location, and the FBI was able apprehend him and his victim in Rochester, Indiana within a few hours after the chatting began.

The case was investigated by the FBI with the assistance of the St. Joseph County Police Department and the Rochester, Indiana Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczyk. 

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 13, 2019