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U.S. Attorney In Oklahoma Cracking Down On Child Predators ‘Operation Clean Sweep II’ | #childpredator | #kidsaftey | #childsaftey


Jail Cell, TFP File Photo
Jail Cell, TFP File Photo

US Attorney Clint Johnson announced Monday the start of Operation Clean Sweep II, a program designed to hold child predators accountable throughout the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has formed the Tornado Alley Child Exploitation and Trafficking Task Force (TACETT) to collaborate on Operation Clean Sweep II.

More than 40 federal, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies pledged resources to help prevent, detect, investigate, and prosecute child exploitation.

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“Statistics show that crimes against children are growing at a large rate across the country,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “The Northern District of Oklahoma will remain steadfast in our battle against child predators and those who exploit children.”

“Operations of this magnitude are necessary to identify and prosecute those who exploit children in our community,” said Robert Melton, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, HSI Dallas – Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle Division. “HSI is committed to working with federal, state, and tribal partners to ensure those who victimize children are held accountable for their actions.”

The operation’s first 11 defendants were arrested and charged with:  

  • Timothy Don Major, Jr., 34 of Tulsa is charged with Coercion and Enticement of a Minor; Receipt of Child Pornography; Possession of Child Pornography in Indian Country.
  • Nicholas Kyle Dietzel, 43, of Tulsa is charged with Attempted Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor Under 12 Years of Age; Attempted Interstate Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct with a Person Under 18 Years of Age; Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor; Attempted Distribution of Child Pornography to a Minor; Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography; Possession of Child Pornography in Indian Country.
  • Sequoyah Hinzo, 29, of Jay, a United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Tribe member, is charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor Under 12 Years of Age in Indian Country (Counts 1 and 2); Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor by Force and Threat in Indian Country (Count 3); Coercion and Enticement of a Minor (Count 4); Receipt and Distribution of Child Possession of Child Pornography in Indian Country (Count 5) Possession of Child Pornography in Indian Country (Count 6).
  • Lorenzo Ricky Jones, 34, of Tulsa, is charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
  • Kevin Lee Forney, 63, of Skiatook, is charged with Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography; Possession of Child Pornography
  • Justin Lee Wheeler, 41, of Terlton, and member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor
  • Tallo Dominic Williams, 48, of Bristow, is charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
  • Bryon Alan Lee,31, of Sapulpa and a member of the Cherokee Nation, is charged with Production of Child Pornography; Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography; Possession of Child Pornography in Indian Country; Commission of Felony Sex Offense Involving a Minor by a Registered Sex Offender.
  • Brandon Earl Presley, 29, of Bixby, is charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor in Indian Country; Production of Child Pornography; Possession of and Access with Intent to View Child Pornography
  • Jason Wayne Case, 43, of Miami, is charged with Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography; Possession of and Access with Intent to View Child Pornography
  • Kyle Jackson Fugate, 26 of Bixby, is charged with Attempted Coercion or Enticement of a Minor

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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) CyberTipline is the nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children. Since its inception in 1998, the NCMEC’s CyberTipline has received more than 144 million reports.

Statistics from 2023 provided by NCMEC show the following:

  • The CyberTipline received more than 36.2 million reports which is a dramatic increase from 2019 when they received 16 million reports.
  • The largest category reported in 2023 is related to suspected child sexual abuse material.
  • An increase of 300% in online enticement reports between 2021 – 2023. This increase was due to the trend of financial sextortion, where offenders aggressively blackmail children for financial gain.
  • More than 4,700 reports of child sexual abuse material were generated using GAI (AI) technology

To combat the dramatic increase of exploitation of children, in December 2022, NCMEC launched a groundbreaking platform, Take It Down.

This free and anonymous service allows users to submit a report online.

This report can help remove online nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit photos and videos that depict a child under 18 years old. For example, if a child sent a picture to someone and now that person is threatening to post it online. Whether the photo is posted or not, Take It Down helps remove it from places it might appear.

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