McAlester Resident Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Friday, 09 February 2024 07:20

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MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Amanda Lynn Howerton, age 40, of McAlester, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor/Use of a Child to Produce a Visual Depiction.

The Indictment alleged that on January 22, 2023, Howerton created a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct for the purposes of transmitting that image over the internet.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Judge Jason A. Robertson, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.  Howerton was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Morgan Muzljakovich represented the United States.

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