A Cleveland, Oklahoma, man pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday in federal court for possessing more than 1,000 images and videos of child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Ryan Daniel McNabb, 24, to 84 months in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for possession of child pornography. Judge Frizzell further ordered McNabb to pay $30,000 in restitution to 10 identified victims that were abused in the making of the child sexual abuse material.
“The law enforcement community doggedly pursues justice for victims who have been sexually exploited first by their abuser and then by those who trade and view images of the abuse,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “Individuals, like Ryan McNabb, who access and view child sexual abuse material will be prosecuted, and their criminal behavior will not be tolerated.”
“HSI will leverage all resources at our disposal to arrest those who prey on innocent children,” said Christopher M. Miller, Deputy Special Agent in Charge Homeland Security Investigations Dallas. “Working alongside our law enforcement partners and NGOs, we will always apply a victim-centered approach throughout our investigations, and will be relentless in our pursuit of the predators who exploit our most vulnerable through child sexual abuse material. ”
McNabb admitted in his plea agreement that on March 18, 2021, he knowingly accessed with intent to view depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Federal agents ultimately found 997 images and 96 videos of child pornography on his electronic devices.
According to court documents, the investigation into McNabb’s criminal acts began when NCMEC sent law enforcement 20 CyberTipline reports indicating that an IP address associated with McNabb was used to upload child pornography.
During the execution of search and seizure warrants related to the case, McNabb admitted to downloading child pornography at his previous home in Broken Arrow. He also told agents that child pornography was still on his cell phone.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Broken Arrow Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Nassar is prosecuting the case.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Northern District of Oklahoma