TULSA, Okla. – According to officials, 47-year-old Ronald Everett Spivey, Jr, of Oklahoma City, pleaded guilty to Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor.
A federal grand jury had previously returned a four-count Superseding Indictment in December 2013, charging Spivey with various trafficking and child exploitation related violations.
Kimberly Haven, a co-defendant, previously pled guilty to Interstate Transportation and Racketeering charges stemming from the same investigation. She will be sentenced on January 30, 2013.
During the Summer of 2013, Spivey and Havenworked together in a commercial sex trafficking venture, during which they attempted to recruit and prostitute a female under 18 years of age.
In late July of 2013, Spivey and Haven traveled from Oklahoma City to Tulsa for the purpose of recruiting for their prostitution business a girl whom Spivey believed to be 17 years of age. In actuality, Spivey was communicating with an undercover Tulsa Police Department officer.
Spivey exchanged multiple text messages with the undercover officer in which he asked her birthday and even offered to take her to Vegas or Florida to work for him and make money.
Spivey faces a statutory mandatory minimum of 10 years imprisonment up to life and a fine of $250,000. His sentencing hearing is set for April 17, 2014.