Sapulpa man and Hominy woman sentenced in sexual exploitation case

A Sapulpa man and Hominy woman arrested for the sexual abuse of a 4-year-old have been sentenced, according to reports on Thursday.

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Chance Tyler Hood, 20, of Sapulpa, and Kristina Jean Koehn, 29, of Hominy will now both serve time in federal prison for conspiracy to sexually exploit a child.

The sentencing is the result of an arrest made last July by Sapulpa Police, who say Koehn took photos of a 4-year-old female and sent them to Hood. The arrest was made after the victim’s grandmother saw the images on her daughter’s cell phone and reported it to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office.

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Koehn has been sentenced to 240 months, or 20 years, in federal prison. Hood will serve 180 months—the equivalent of 15 years. No word on whether or not they’ll be eligible for parole.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.  Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

Editors note: this story has been updated to correct the sentencing for Chance Hood. It previously said that his sentence of 180 months was equal to 10 years. It’s actually 15.