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Turley Minister Sentenced To 57 Months Of Imprisonment For Using A Computer To View Child Pornography

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

Chief United States District Court Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Ronald Eugene Robinson, 62, of Tulsa, to 57 months of imprisonment for Accessing with Intent to View Child Pornography, announced Loretta F. Radford, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Chief Judge Frizzell also sentenced Robinson to 10 years of supervised release following his release from prison.


On November 10, 2015, agents with the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Phoenix, Arizona, conducted an undercover operation in an internet chatroom. While in the chatroom, HSI agents observed Robinson, a minister in Turley, Oklahoma, and other individuals watching child pornography that was being streamed. Robinson used a computer to access the chatroom. Some of the children in the videos were under the age of 12.


HSI agents observed Robinson making comments in the chatroom about raping a child and responding to a comment about killing a child after sexual abuse. HSI agents also went through Robinson’s chat logs and discovered that he had engaged in conversations with other individuals about raping, torturing, and abusing of children.


This case was investigated by HSI, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tulsa Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Neal C. Hong.

Updated August 14, 2017

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