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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Oklahoma City Man Indicted for Producing and Receiving Child Pornography

Oklahoma City RICHARD SPILLANE, 30, of Oklahoma City, was indicted yesterday on charges of producing and receiving child pornography, announced Robert J. Troester, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

According to a complaint filed on July 16, 2018, law enforcement officers determined that an internet user with an email address linked to Mr. Spillane was engaging in conversations and sharing photographs depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct on a network often used to receive and distribute child pornography.  Mr. Spillane was arrested on July 17, 2018, and has remained in federal custody since his arrest.

On August 7, 2018, a federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment charging Mr. Spillane with two counts of producing child pornography and four counts of knowingly receiving child pornography.  According to the indictment, between approximately October 15, 2017, and July 17, 2018, Mr. Spillane used two minors, "John Doe #1" and "John Doe #2," to produce photographs of the children engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  It is also alleged that he received images of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct, via the internet, on four specific days in June and July of this year.

If convicted, Mr. Spillane faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years and up to 30 years in prison on each of the two production counts, as well as a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 20 years in prison on each of the counts alleging receipt of child pornography.  All charges also carry a maximum $250,000 fine, along with a term of supervised release of at least five years and up to life.

Reference is made to court records for further information.  The public is reminded that the charges in the indictment are only allegations and that Mr. Spillane is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia E. Barry.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 8, 2018