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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Cushing Man Sentenced to 135 Months in Prison for Obtaining Child Pornography Via Facebook and Then Distributing It

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma –  CARLOS OZZ FRITINGER, 24, of Cushing, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Robin Cauthron to serve 135 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography that he acquired from minors on Facebook, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.  

According to court records and information from court proceedings, in 2014 and 2015, Fritinger, using a fake name, persuaded a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl to produce and send him pornographic photographs via private Facebook messages. Using explicit anatomical detail, Fritinger directed the minors, telling them how he wanted them to produce the images of their genitalia. Fritinger later distributed a pornographic image of the 13-year-old to a third party. A search of Fritinger’s cell phone revealed numerous images of child pornography.

A federal grand jury returned an Indictment against Fritinger on July 20, 2016, charging him with producing, possessing, and distributing child pornography. He pled guilty to distributing child pornography on September 13, 2016.

After completing his 135-month prison term, Fritinger will have to register as a sex offender and will be placed on supervised release by the United States Probation Office for five years.

This case was investigated by the Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Payne County Sheriff’s Department, and the Cushing Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Hale.

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Updated December 20, 2016