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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Del City Man Sentenced to Serve 327 Months in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma –  Today, DONNIE RAY SCHULTZ, 45, of Del City, Oklahoma, was sentenced to serve 327 months in federal prison for 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, Schultz began engaging in sex acts with the then 14-year-old girl, whom he met through a religion class 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 Schultz’s own house. According to court records, Shultz produced over 173 images of sexual acts involving the child with his iPhone.

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

Schultz faced a higher mandatory-minimum sentence due to his prior Cleveland County conviction for second degree rape, which also involved a 14-year-old girl.  In addition to sentencing him today to 327 months in prison, Judge Cauthron also ordered Schultz to pay $4,266.13 in victim restitution.

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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Hale.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 2, 2016