Plea Deal Reduces OK Man's Charge From Sex Crime To Computer Crime

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 7:32 pm

By: News 9

A man accused of trying to meet up with a 14-year-old girl is being offered a plea recommendation by the Canadian County district attorney's office.

It’s a story News 9 first brought you in July 2015.

Adam McMillen, 37, was arrested after a sting operation by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office and charged with soliciting sexual conduct with a minor by use of technology.

Undersheriff Chris West said McMillen thought he was chatting online with a 14-year-old girl, but he was actually talking to an undercover deputy.

“There was a lot of dirty, nasty, filthy sex talk that occurred,” West said. “McMillen attempted to make a rendezvous point. I mean, he wanted to coordinate a meeting so that they could get together so he could have sex with that 14-year-old girl.”

7/31/2015 Related Story: OKC Dad Arrested For Child Sex Crimes In Undercover Sting

West said this is one of the most aggressive conversations he has seen in their five years of this sting operation.

Canadian County District Attorney Mike Fields met with News 9 off-camera Tuesday.

Because of the ongoing case, he was not able to go on record.

However, he did confirm the plea recommendation made by the prosecutor.

Instead of being charged with a sex crime, McMillen will face a computer crime. He will not have to register as a sex offender.

For now, Fields said the defense has agreed to the plea deal.

Once it is set in stone, McMillen will serve six months day to day in the county jail along with five years of suspended probation.

Carie Byassee, McMillen’s ex-wife, met with Fields Tuesday to express her concerns about this plea recommendation.

She has a 4-year-old daughter with McMillen.

“My fear is that my daughter be exposed to this man who is clearly a threat to children and should be on the sex offenders list,” Byassee said.

She said she will continue to speak out to protect the public.

No one answered the door when News 9 went to McMillen's house to get a comment. McMillen's defense attorney did not return phone calls made by News 9 by the time of publication.

West said this sting operation has been going on for five years with more than 100 arrests and a 100 percent conviction rate thus far.


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