Tulsa Man Sentenced To 21 Years Plus 10 Months For Possession And Distribution Of Child Pornography
A Tulsa federal court sentenced Clint Tirone Barger of Tulsa, Oklahoma, to serve 21 years plus 10 months in federal prison for possession and distribution of child pornography followed by 8 years of supervised release, announced Acting United States Attorney Loretta Radford for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
Barger plead guilty to a two-count Information on March 30, 2017.
According to court documents, from November 2016 to February 2, 2017, Barger knowingly possessed and distributed images of children under the age of 14 engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Barger used social media and internet file sharing programs to entice minors to send him images of the sexually explicit conduct. Barger then distributed the images to others.
Department of Homeland Security Investigations and the Tulsa Police Department investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorneys Clinton J. Johnson and Shannon Cozzoni prosecuted the case.
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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, 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 and internet safety education, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.