Collinsville Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Enticement
TULSA, OK—Derick Dean Brown, 24, of Collinsville, pleaded guilty today to sexual exploitation of a child and enticement, announced United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. for the Northern District of Oklahoma. A sentencing date has been set before United States District Court Judge Claire V. Eagan on January 8, 2016.
At the change of plea hearing, Brown admitted, that in March 2015, he communicated with a female minor in Montana via text messaging and the Internet and enticed her to produce a sexually explicit video. Further, Brown admitted, that from January to March 2015, he communicated via cellphone and the Internet with a female minor in Oklahoma and enticed her to engage in sexual activity. Both victims were under the age of 18 years old.
At the time of sentencing, for the sexual exploitation charge, Brown faces the statutory minimum penalty of 15 years and up to 30 years in prison; and the enticement charge carries the statutory minimum penalty of not less than 10 years or up to life in prison. As part of his sentence, Brown’s Ford Mustang used to commit or facilitate the commission of the enticement offense will be forfeited to the United States.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tulsa Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Jeff Gallant and Catherine Depew prosecuted the case.
This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the United States Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Page Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc. For information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”