Oklahoma City Man Charged with Attempted Enticement and Coercion of a Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Today, PHILIP GATSON, (aka "Young Selo") 24, of Oklahoma City, was sentenced by United States District Judge Robin J. Cauthron to serve 92 months in federal prison for transporting a child under age 18 across state lines for the purposes of engaging in prostitution, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. Following his release from prison, Judge Cauthron ordered that Gatson serve five years of supervised release that includes conditions of registration as a sex offender, computer restrictions, and limitation on being around children under the age of 18 years of age.
Gatson was indicted on December 9, 2014, and pleaded guilty on August 5, 2015, to a Superseding Information alleging that from September 2013 to October 15, 2013 he transported a juvenile across state lines to engage in prostitution. Reference is made to the court record for further information.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Oklahoma City Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Don Gifford, II.