Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Oklahoma
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Norman Man Sentenced to Serve 100 Months in Prison for Accessing and Viewing Child Pornography
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – DANIEL EUGENE HOWIE, 32, of Norman, Oklahoma, has been sentenced to serve 100 months in federal prison for having accessed, with intent to view, child pornography, announced Mark A. Yancey, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
According to a complaint filed on July 23, 2015, law enforcement officers determined that an internet user with an IP address linked to Mr. Howie’s home address in Norman was actively viewing images of child pornography and posting comments on website forums dedicated to the advertisement and distribution of child pornography. Upon obtaining and executing a search warrant at Mr. Howie’s home, agents recovered several laptops and media devices. Mr. Howie admitted to federal agents that he had searched for and viewed images of child pornography, and also admitted to molesting two girls under the age of twelve — one of whom was only four years old at the time.
On August 18, 2015, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Mr. Howie with knowingly accessing, with intent to view, child pornography, the production of which involved the use of a prepubescent minor under the age of twelve. On September 24, 2015, Mr. Howie pleaded guilty to both counts.
At a hearing last Friday, Mr. Howie was sentenced to serve 100 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for life.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia E. Barry.