Muskogee Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Material Involving Sexual Exploitation of Minors
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 20, 2014|
MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that Marcus Wayne Hall, age 42, 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).
Charges arose from an investigation by the Colorado Springs Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in June 2013.
The Indictment alleged that between in or about November 2011 and March 1, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly possess and attempt to possess matters that contained visual depictions, as that term is defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2256(5), the production of said visual depictions involved the use of minors 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 guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending sentencing.
The statutory range of punishment is up to 10 years’ imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000 fine.
Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.