According to the Oklahoma State Courts Network website an Antlers man has recently been charged with three counts of juvenile pornography (violation of 21 O.S. 1021.2-1021.3) a criminal felony against both State and Federal Law.
Ronald V. Frey, a 41 year-old man from Antlers will go in front of Judge Jana Wallace on July 27, 2011 for his preliminary hearing. Due to miscommunication and incomplete information transmissions the reason why he is being charged with this (police statements and affidavits of probable cause) is unknown at this time.
Child pornography or juvenile pornography is not only an Oklahoma sex offense, but a Federal sex crime as well. Punishments for producing, distributing, downloading, and possessing child pornography are generally swift and severe and the judicial systems normally show little to no compassion for the defendant.
A child pornography conviction in Oklahoma can result in a sentence of up to 20 years in a state or Federal prison and a maximum fine of $25,000. Furthermore, Oklahoma law stipulates those convicted of child pornography must serve at least 85% of their prison term before becoming eligible for parole. After release from prison, any person convicted of child pornography must register as an Oklahoma Sex Offender, which forces the offender to carry the social stigma of his or her offense long after time is served.
Federal law considers child pornography to be any “visual depiction” of a child under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit activity. This visual depiction includes photographs, pictures, film or video, computer file, or computer-generated image that shows a minor engaging in sexual conduct (when an image does not actually show a minor engaged in sexual activity, but later is modified so that it appears the minor is engaged in sexually explicit conduct).