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Tulsa Teacher Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Pornography

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

TULSA, Okla.—James Russell Wilson, a Union Public Schools teacher, pleaded guilty today to receiving child pornography, announced United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

At the change of plea hearing, Wilson, 32, of Tulsa, admitted that, from in or about October 2014 to in or about December 2014, he knowingly received, and attempted to receive, visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

At the time of sentencing, if the Court accepts the plea agreement, Wilson will be sentenced to 13 years in prison and a term of 20 years of supervised release following his imprisonment.

United States Immigration Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations was the investigating agency. Assistant United States Attorneys Andrew J. Hofland and Allen J. Litchfield are prosecuting 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, please visit


Updated June 14, 2016

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