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Oregon Man Sentenced to Serve 30 Years in Federal Prison After Traveling to Oklahoma to Engage in Sexual Activity with a Minor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – Yesterday, CLAYTON CLEMENT STUBBS, 25, of Oregon, was sentenced to serve 360 months in federal prison for interstate travel with intent to engage in a sexual act with a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On August 17, 2022, a federal grand jury returned a two-count Indictment against Stubbs, charging him with interstate travel with intent to engage in a sexual act with a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor.

“The despicable behavior of this defendant, coupled with his repeated attempts to continue to abuse a minor, are clear indicators that swift, decisive action was necessary for the public’s safety,” said U.S. Attorney Robert Troester. “I applaud the work by Homeland Security Investigations in aggressively pursuing this child predator and bringing him to justice.”

“This lengthy sentence is proof that the predatory behavior of sexually exploiting children will not go unpunished,” said Robert Melton, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle Division HSI Dallas. “As result of a tip from the HSI Cyber Crimes Center and exemplary work by HSI special agents and federal prosecutors, this defendant is behind bars, preventing him from ever harming a child again.”

According to public record, in May 2022, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) became aware of images showing what appeared to be an adult male sexually abusing an underage female. Through an investigation, an agent with HSI was able to identify the child. The victim told authorities the adult male in the explicit images was Stubbs, and that Stubbs traveled to Oklahoma from Oregon in 2020 to engage in the illegal behavior. Flight records confirmed to authorities that Stubbs did travel to Oklahoma in October of 2020. The victim further alleged that despite blocking Stubbs from their social media accounts following the 2020 crime, Stubbs found the victim online again and had been attempting to contact them.

On November 3, 2022, Stubbs pleaded guilty and admitted to traveling to Oklahoma with the intent of engaging in a sexual act with a minor.

At the sentencing hearing yesterday, U.S. District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti sentenced Stubbs to serve 360 months in federal prison, the statutory maximum, followed by supervised release for life. Judge DeGiusti also ordered Stubbs to pay $10,000 in restitution. In announcing the sentence, the court noted the egregious conduct of the defendant.

This case is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany Edgmon prosecuted the case.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Tornado Alley Child Exploitation Task Force. Members of the Task Force in the Western District of Oklahoma include Homeland Security Investigations, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma City Police Department, and Comanche County Police Department. The Tornado Alley Child Exploitation Task Force is part of the Western District of Oklahoma’s implementation of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse.  PSC marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about PSC, please visit

Reference is made to public filings for additional information.

Updated January 4, 2024