Muskogee Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Material Involving Sexual Exploitation of Minors
MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that PAUL BENJAMIN STONE, age 34, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Possession of Certain Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2252(a)(4)(B) and 2252(b)(2), punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.
The Indictment alleged that between on or about August 1, 2013, and on or about April 16, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, PAUL BENJAMIN STONE, did knowingly possess and attempt to possess matters which contained visual depictions and the production of said visual depictions involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct and had been transported in interstate commerce by computer.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.
Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.