TULSA, OK — A Tulsa minister was sentenced this week to 57 months in federal prison for accessing with intent to view child pornography.
This sentence was announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Loretta F. Radford, Northern District of Oklahoma. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Gregory K. Frizzell also sentenced Ronald Eugene Robinson, 62, of Tulsa, to 10 years of supervised release following his release from prison.
On Nov. 10, 2015, special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Phoenix, Arizona, conducted an undercover operation in an internet chatroom. While in the chatroom, HSI special agents observed Robinson, a minister in Turley, Oklahoma, and other individuals watching child pornography that was being streamed. Robinson used a computer to access the chatroom. Some of the children in the videos were under 12 years old.
HSI special agents observed Robinson making comments in the chatroom about raping a child and responding to a comment about killing a child after sexual abuse. HSI special agents also went through Robinson’s chat logs and discovered that he had engaged in conversations with other individuals about raping, torturing and abusing children.
This case was investigated by HSI, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tulsa Police Department.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Neal C. Hong, Northern District of Oklahoma.
This investigation was conducted under HSI’s Operation Predator, an international initiative to protect children from sexual predators.