Woodward Man Sentenced To 50 Years For Producing Child Porn


Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 5:05 pm
By: News 9


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OKLAHOMA CITY -- A Woodward man was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison after being convicted of producing child pornography.

Dean Leroy Freerksen, III, 29, was convicted by a jury in August 2010. Prosecutors said Dean Freerksen and his wife, Alicia Daniel Freerksen, 21, took multiple pictures of themselves engaging in "sexually explicit conduct" with an 11-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl at their Woodward home during the summer of 2009.

Investigators said they became aware of the abuse when one of the victims told her mother.

Dean Freerksen has previous convictions for lewd molestation of a child and child stealing.

Following his 50-year prison term, Dean Freerksen will be required to spend the rest of his life on supervised released and will have to register as a sex offender.

"While we cannot erase the criminal acts perpetrated on exploited children or restore the innocence that has been taken, we must make sure that child predators are brought to justice and removed from our communities," said Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. "This fifty-year sentence clearly demonstrates that our society will not tolerate predators who sexually exploit innocent children. The extraordinary efforts of the agents and prosecutors are to be commended."

Alicia Freerksen pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and testified against her husband during his trial. Alicia Freerksen was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for her part in the crime.

After her release, Alicia Freerksen will be under five years of supervised released and will also be required to register as a sex offender.