Two Sentenced For Conspiracy to Sexually Exploit a Child
United States Attorney Trent Shores announced today that District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced Chance Tyler Hood, 20, of Sapulpa, to serve 180 months in federal prison and Kristina Jean Koehn, 29, of Hominy, to serve 240 months in federal prison for Conspiracy to Sexually Exploit a Child.
Koehn took sexually explicit pictures of her 4-year-old daughter by cell phone and then distributed the images by text message to Hood.
United States Attorney Shores stated, “This office will aggressively prosecute defendants who victimize those who cannot protect themselves and, as in this case, are in the hands of those who exploit them. We are thankful for the hard work of the Sapulpa Police Department, Osage County Sheriff’s Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for joining together to fight child sexual exploitation.”
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 and CEOS, 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 www.justice.gov/psc.
The prosecution resulted from an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Sapulpa Police Department, and the Osage County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Shannon B. Cozzoni handled the prosecution of this case.