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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sex Offender to Serve 40 Years in Prison Producing Child Porn of Toddler

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Today, ANTHONY RAY SACKETT, 35, of Norman, Oklahoma, was sentenced by United States District Judge Joe Heaton to serve 40 years in federal prison for producing child pornography, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

On January 31, 2014, Sackett engaged in sexually explicit conduct with an approximately two-year-old child and took pictures and made videos of it with his cell phone. Sackett then swapped the images with others during child pornography trading sessions using the cell phone application, Kik. At the time of his offense, Sackett was a registered sex offender due to a 2002 Cleveland County conviction for possession of child pornography. He also had a 2011 Cleveland County conviction for failure to register as a sex offender.

Today, Judge Heaton sentenced Sackett to serve 40 years in federal prison. After serving his prison term, Sackett must serve 10 years of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.

This case is the result of an investigation by ICE Homeland Security Investigations and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in California. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Hale.

Updated February 11, 2015