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Tulsa Man Sentenced for Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma

 A Tulsa man was sentenced in federal court for attempted receipt of child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced Don Westly Roe Jr., 62, of Tulsa, to 82 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release.

“Don Roe Jr. initiated sexually inappropriate online conversations with an individual he believed was a minor, asked for explicit images and arranged a meeting between the two,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “Thankfully, instead of being met by a girl, this criminal was met by officers of the Bristow Police Department. Roe will spend nearly 7 years in federal prison for his illegal conduct.”

In his plea agreement, Roe Jr. admitted that from Feb 4, 2020, to April 5, 2020, he attempted to receive a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

During that time, Roe engaged online with an individual he thought was a minor female. Instead, he was communicating with an undercover officer. Roe asked the individual if she wanted him to come pick her up and if she partied. Roe’s conversations increasingly became sexual, and he requested explicit photographs of the “minor.” The defendant then arranged for the two to meet. When Roe arrived at the designated meeting location, he was arrested by law enforcement.

The Bristow Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin G. Bish prosecuted the case.


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Updated October 26, 2021

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