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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tahlequah Man Sentenced To 87 Months in Prison for Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Trent Shores announced today that District Judge John E. Dowdell sentenced Jeremy Batey, 44, of Tahlequah, to serve 87 months in federal prison for Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography.  Batey must also pay a special monetary assessment  totaling $100.  After release from prison, Batey must serve ten years of supervised release.

Batey requested a female minor to send sexually explicit pictures of herself using an online computer app to his cell phone.

United States Attorney Shores stated, “Mr. Batey is a predator who attempted to obtain sexually explicit images of a 14 year old girl.  I applaud the hard work of state and federal law enforcement, including the Tulsa Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in order to keep our children safe.”

The prosecution resulted from an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tulsa Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorneys Jeffrey A. Gallant and Christopher J. Nassar handled the prosecution of this case.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
Jeffrey A. Gallant 918-382-2700
Updated July 10, 2018