Broken Arrow Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Enticing a Minor
United States Attorney Trent Shores announced today that Skylor Ramazani Norman, 24, of Broken Arrow, was sentenced to serve more than 10 years in federal prison after being found guilty of Enticement of a Minor.
United States District Judge Claire V. Eagan ordered Norman to pay restitution in the amount of $3,925 and a special monetary assessment totaling $100. After release from prison, Norman must serve seven years of supervised release.
On February 19, 2018, Norman provided the 12-year-old victim with his telephone number while she was at a local restaurant. She did not have a cell phone, so she downloaded an app on her iPad and later began communicating with the perpetrator. Norman groomed the victim, asking to be in a relationship with her and referring to her as his girlfriend. After multiple text exchanges, they agreed to meet. The victim sneaked out of her mother’s house and spent two nights at Norman’s residence. The mother, fearing her daughter had been kidnapped, contacted police.
“Children’s frequent use of technology has made them especially vulnerable to perpetrators who gain their trust and exploit them,” stated U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “This prosecution serves as a stern warning to those predators who would initiate contact and use texting apps and social networking to prey upon children in northeastern Oklahoma. Your criminal actions will be exposed. Law enforcement agents will find you, and federal prosecutors will give voice to the child victims who suffered at your hand.”
This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
Investigating officials were the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Broken Arrow Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeffrey A. Gallant and Victor A.S. Régal.