Oklahoma man sentenced 25 years for producing sexually explicit images of children he met online
CHICAGO, Ill. – An Oklahoma man has been sentenced 25 years in federal prison for producing sexually explicit images of children he talked with online.
51-year-old Todd Noble of Lindsay, Oklahoma, persuaded three minor girls to take sexually explicit photos and videos of themselves to send to him back in 2014 and 2015.
Noble was arrested in April 2015, after the parents of one of the girls found the images on their child’s phone.
That victim was 11 years old when Noble began communicating with her online.
According to Noble’s plea agreement, in one conversation the girl told him she was “not so sure,” and that she had “never done it before.”
Noble responded with instructions on how to make the images more sexually explicit, the plea agreement states.
Noble admitted in the plea agreement that he engaged in similar online conduct with minor girls from Texas and Oklahoma.
Noble told those girls that he was a teenager, and he sent the Oklahoma victim a photograph of what appeared to be a teenage boy, the plea agreement states.
Earlier this year, Noble pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography.
“Defendant preyed upon the most innocent and vulnerable of victims – children,” Assistant U.S. Attorney April M. Perry argued in the government’s sentencing memorandum.
“Defendant invaded the sanctity of these girls’ homes, victimizing them when they were just yards away from their parents who believed that that their daughters were safe,” said Perry.
U.S. District Judge Andrea R. Wood imposed the sentence Thursday in federal court in Chicago.