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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Jury Finds Broken Arrow Man Guilty of Enticing a Minor

U.S. Attorney Trent Shores announced today that a jury found Skylor Ramazani Norman, 24, of Broken Arrow, guilty of Enticement of a Minor.  The jury determined that, on February 19, 2018, a 12-year-old girl had dinner at a restaurant with her mother, where Norman worked.  Norman gave the 12-year-old girl his telephone number when she went to the restroom.  She did not have a cell phone, so she downloaded an app called TextNow on her iPad and began communicating with Norman.  Norman asked to be in a relationship with her and referred to her as his girlfriend. They expressed their love for each other on multiple occasions.  After the text exchanges, they agreed to meet at Norman’s house, where they had sexual intercourse.  The 12-year-old girl snuck out of her mother’s house, walking five miles each way, and spent two nights at Norman’s house. When the 12-year-old girl’s mother discovered her daughter was not at home, fearing she had been kidnapped, her mother called the police.  Norman denied knowing she was only 12. 

U.S. Attorney Shores stated, “Child predators are a cancer upon society and we will do everything we can to remove them.  The United States Attorney’s Office stands strong with child victims and we will ensure their voices are heard in the courtroom.  We are pleased with this result.”

District Judge Claire V. Eagan of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma presided over the trial and will sentence Norman on October 18, 2018.  Norman faces a maximum penalty of life in prison, a $250,000 fine, and at least 5 years supervised release for the conviction.

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.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Broken Arrow Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jeffrey A. Gallant and Victor A.S. Régal.  U.S. Attorney Shores said, “I commend Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeff Gallant and Victor Régal for their professional prosecution of this matter, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Broken Arrow Police Department for their outstanding investigative work.  I also thank the jury for their service and for holding this child predator accountable with a verdict of guilty.” 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
Jeffrey A. Gallant
Updated July 26, 2018