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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mannford Man Sentenced For Possessing Child Pornography

District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Russell Martin Mounger, 47, of Mannford, Oklahoma to 70 months in prison for the crime of Possession of Child Pornography. Mounger must also pay $10,000 in restitution to the victim, and a special monetary assessment totaling $5,100. After release from prison, Mounger will be required to register as a sex offender and must serve 7 years on supervised release.

On February 13, 2017, the Manford Police Department executed a search warrant of Mounger’s home. During the search warrant officers found several explicit videos and still images depicting children under the age of 12 involved in sexually explicit conduct.

United States Attorney Shores stated, “We will aggressively prosecute those who exploit children and possess graphic sexual images of minors.  These are some of the most important cases we prosecute because they involve some of the most vulnerable victims.”

This case was brought 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 the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”

Mannford Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations investigated the matter. First Assistant United States Attorney Clinton J. Johnson and Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Cozzoni prosecuted the case.

Updated February 9, 2018