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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Oklahoma

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Burns Flat Woman Charged With Producing Child Pornography Involving One-Year-Old Child

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Today, a federal complaint was filed charging JEANIE SHOULDERS (a/k/a Laura Jean Shoulders), 46, of Burns Flat, Oklahoma, with three counts of producing child pornography, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

According to the complaint affidavit, in the summer of 2012, a male responded to Craigslist personals ad and made contact with Shoulders. It is alleged that the two began corresponding through text messages about sexually explicit themes and exchanged explicit photographs. It is further alleged that the conversations developed into messages concerning child pornography and Shoulders sent three videos of herself performing sexual acts with a one-year-old girl with her iPhone taken in approximately April of this year. It is alleged that the child was in the custody of an acquaintance of Shoulders.

If convicted, Shoulders faces up to 30 years in prison on each of the three counts. The public is reminded that the complaint is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Reference is made to the court filings for further information.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, Washita County Sheriff’s Office, Burns Flat Police Department, Dewey County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Secret Service. The Oklahoma ICAC Task Force is part of the National ICAC Task Force, with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation as the lead agency that manages a grant approved by the U.S. Department of Justice for use to specifically investigate and prosecute child exploitation cases. Oklahoma currently has 51 affiliate partner agencies throughout the State who are Oklahoma ICAC Task Force members. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Hale.

Updated December 15, 2014