Four Men Sentenced in Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Crimes
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma
Four men were sentenced this week in federal court for committing sex crimes against children, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
Richard Alan Sisney, 69, of Tulsa, plead guilty on Aug. 8, 2022, to one count of receipt of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and one count possession of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. On Oct. 24, 2023, U.S. District Judge Raul M. Arias-Marxuach sentenced Sisney to 135 months followed by 10 years of supervised release. Following his release from prison, Sisney is required to register as a sex offender. Judge Arias-Marxuach further ordered Sisney to pay $10,000 in restitution. In court documents, Sisney admitted to downloading images and videos of young children being sexually abused by adults. The FBI conducted the investigation. Deputy Criminal Chief Christopher Nassar and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashley Robert prosecuted the case.
Kenneth James Loftin, 26, of Sapulpa, plead guilty on July 13, 2022, to one count of receipt of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography in Indian Country, and one count of abusive sexual contact of minor children in Indian Country. On Oct. 24, 2023, U.S. District Judge Raul M. Arias-Marxuach sentenced Loftin to three 120 month sentences to run concurrent followed by lifetime supervision. Following his release from prison, Loftin is required to register as a sex offender. Judge Arias-Marxuach further ordered Loftin to pay $3,000 in restitution. In his plea agreement, Loftin admitted to downloading and viewing numerous images and videos of child pornography from the internet. He also admitted to sexually abusing a child who was under the age of 12. Loftin is a member of the Cherokee Nation. Homeland Security Investigations and Tulsa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys George Jiang and Valeria Luster prosecuted the case.
Jeffery James Bucchino, 44, of Buford, Georgia, plead guilty on Aug. 10, 2022, to one count of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of coercion and enticement of a minor after previously being convicted for solicitation of a minor in Texas. On Oct. 27, 2023, U.S. District Judge Raul M. Arias-Marxuach sentenced Bucchino to 300 months followed by lifetime supervision. Following his release from prison, Bucchino is required to register as a sex offender. In his plea agreement, Bucchino admitted that he knowingly persuaded a minor living in Tulsa to send him live or recorded videos of herself masturbating over the internet from November 2016 to March 2018. Homeland Security Investigations and Tulsa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys George Jiang and Deputy Criminal Chief Christopher Nassar prosecuted the case.
Matthew Rame Griner Ramsey, 27, of Vinita, plead guilty on May 30, 2023, to abusive sexual contact with a minor under 12 years of age in Indian Country. On Oct. 24, 2023, U.S. District Judge Raul M. Arias-Marxuach sentenced Ramsey to 120 months followed by lifetime supervision. Following his release from prison, Ramsey is required to register as a sex offender. In his plea agreement, Ramsey stated that he knowingly engaged in sexual activity with a four-year-old. He further admitted that the abuse was intended to “arouse and gratify” his sexual desires. Ramsey is a member of the Cherokee Nation. The FBI and Vinita Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chantelle Dial prosecuted the case.
“The sentences handed down this week demonstrate that our justice system will not tolerate those who victimize children,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “These terrible crimes cause tremendous physical and psychological trauma on children, our most vulnerable victims. Federal prosecutors and our law enforcement partners will do everything in their power to protect child victims and bring to justice those who exploit children in anyway.”
These cases were brought as part of Project Safe Childhood is a unified and comprehensive strategy to combat child exploitation. Initiated in May of 2006, Project Safe Childhood combines law enforcement efforts, community action, and public awareness. The goal of Project Safe Childhood is to reduce the incidence of sexual exploitation of children. There are five essential components to Project Safe Childhood: (1) building partnerships; (2) coordinating law enforcement; (3) training PSC partners; (4) public awareness; and (5) accountability. The Department of Justice is committed to the safety and well-being of our children and has placed a high priority on protecting and combating sexual exploitation of minors.
For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
Updated October 27, 2023
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