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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Del City Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma –  Today, DONNIE RAY SHULTZ, 45, of Del City, Oklahoma, entered a plea of guilty to producing child pornography depicting of a 15-year-old girl with whom he engaged in sexually explicit conduct, announced Mark A. Yancey, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.  

According to court records, in July 2014, Shultz began engaging in sex acts with the then 14-year-old girl, whom he met through a religion class that he taught at a Del City church. According to those records, the sex acts occurred between July 2014 and November 2015, and took place in various locations in the Oklahoma City metroplex, including the church’s parking lot, the child victim’s house, and Shultz’s own house. According to court documents, Shultz produced images of sexual acts involving the child with his iPhone.

Shultz was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 16, 2016.  During the plea hearing today before United States District Judge Robin Cauthron, Shultz admitted that on September 26, 2014, he engaged in sexually explicit conduct with the 15-year-old and took photographs with his iPhone.

Due to a prior Cleveland County conviction for second degree rape, Shultz faces a mandatory minimum term of 25 years in prison and maximum of 50 years in prison as well as a $250,000 fine.  A sentencing hearing will be set by the court in approximately 90 days.

This case is the result of an collaborative investigation by the Del City Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations and the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Hale.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 26, 2016