January 30, 2020
Ashley Ellis

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The U.S. Attorney's Office says a Mexican national was sentenced Thursday to 600 months in federal prison for the sexual exploitation of a child and for possession of child pornography.
Rogelio Hernandez Rodriguez, 30, who was convicted on Oct. 24, 2019, of exploiting the child and inducing the child to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of making child pornography, was further found guilty of knowingly possessing child pornography after 524 sexually graphic images and videos depicting the victim were uncovered during the investigation.
“Rogelio Hernandez was a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He will now spend the next 50 years in prison for his crimes against a child victim,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “Investigators, attorneys, and victim advocates are committed to providing justice and healing resources for this young child. Our Project Safe Childhood initiative gets child predators off the streets, and it will continue full speed ahead.”
Rodriguez will be required to register as a sex offender and remains in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service until transfer.
"Rogelio Hernandez willfully preyed upon a child victim and exploited their innocence," said Melissa Godbold, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Oklahoma City Field Office. "The FBI and our law enforcement partners will continue to aggressively investigate child predators who sexually exploit and abuse young victims."
"The safety of children is priority for our officers here at the Wagoner Police Department. No child should have to endure sexual abuse. Our office initially investigated Hernandez's crimes, and we are thankful for today’s sentence," said Lt. Detective Benjamin Blair of the Wagoner Police Department.
The Wagoner Police Department and the FBI investigated the case.

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