Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Offense
United States Attorney R. Trent Shores announced today that Justin Lee Boyer, 32, of Sapulpa pleaded guilty to Sexual Exploitation of a Child before District Judge Claire V. Eagan.
Boyer admitted that in October of 2017, he persuaded and enticed a 10 year old girl, living outside the state of Oklahoma, to text him sexually explicit pictures of herself. Boyer will be sentenced on November 8, 2018. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years, up to a maximum penalty of 50 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Following prison, he faces a term of supervised release of at least 5 years.
“We will aggressively prosecute sexual predators who victimize our children through child pornography. I am proud of our law enforcement partners who work tirelessly to stop child exploitation,” said United States Attorney Shores.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (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.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The charges are a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado, the Creek County Sheriff’s Office, and the Sapulpa Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Jeffrey A. Gallant and Shannon B. Cozzoni handled the prosecution of this case.