Tulsa Man Charged for Enticing a Minor and Child Pornography
FBI Oklahoma City Field Office Asks Other Potential Victims to Contact the Agency
A 28-year-old Tulsa man was charged in federal court today after he allegedly enticed a 16-year-old and received sexually explicit pictures and videos of the girl, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
Alexander Nicholaus Sweet, of Tulsa, made an initial appearance today in federal court after being charged by Criminal Complaint with coercion and enticement of a minor, production of child pornography, receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Sweet will next appear in court for a detention hearing on July 30.
The FBI Oklahoma City Field Office requests any other possible victims to contact the agency at 405-290-7770.
According to the affidavit filed with the Complaint, in December 2020, the FBI received information that Sweet was in an intimate relationship with a 16-year-old girl and was in possession of sexually explicit images of the victim that is considered child pornography. The information was allegedly corroborated during a resulting investigation.
The defendant also allegedly bragged about dating underage girls on multiple social media platforms.
The FBI and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Edward Snow and Christopher Nassar are prosecuting the case.
This matter will proceed in U.S. District Court in Tulsa, where the Complaint is currently pending. A Complaint is a temporary charge alleging a violation of law. For the case to proceed to trial, the United States must present the charge to a federal Grand Jury within 30 days. Once a Grand Jury returns an Indictment, a defendant has a right to a jury trial at which the United States would have the burden of proving the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.