Okmulgee Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Sexually Explicit Material of Minors
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 28, 2012|
MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that JOHN DAVID McALISTER, age 26, of Okmulgee, 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).
The charge arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in December 2011.
The indictment alleged that between on or about June 14, 2009 and September 2, 2009, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly possessed and attempted to possess matters which contained visual depictions, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2256(5), the production of said visual depictions involving the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2256(2)(A)-(B), and said visual depictions were of such sexually explicit conduct and had been transported in interstate commerce by computer.
The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the defendant’s guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.
The statutory range of punishment is not more than 10 years’ imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine. The defendant remains in the custody of the United States Marshal Service.
Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.