By Conrad Dudderar
EL RENO – A Yukon man who had faced up to the 20 years in prison for allegedly having child pornography has been convicted of Violation of the Computer Crimes Act.
Daniel Vincent Guerrero, 43, pleaded guilty Oct. 8 in Canadian County District Court after the District Attorney’s Office amended the felony charge.
Pursuant to a plea agreement between prosecutors and the defendant, Special Judge Khristan K. Strubhar gave Guerrero a 10-year suspended sentence except for six months to serve in the Canadian County Jail.
He was given credit for time served and has been released from custody.
Judge Strubhar ordered the defendant to be supervised by the Department of Corrections and comply with rules and conditions of supervised probation, including a 30-day inpatient treatment program within six months. He was ordered to pay fines and court fees.
Guerrero appeared by teleconference for the Oct. 8th court hearing. He was represented by attorney Craig Corgan.
The Yukon resident was charged in January with possession of child pornography, a crime punishable by 20 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine.
He was arrested after Canadian County sheriff’s deputies on Jan. 8 served a search warrant at his home in the 1000 block of Summerton Place, court documents show.
The defendant had 22 electronic media files depicting underage girls modeling nude uploaded to his Kik instant messaging mobile app, according to a probable cause affidavit signed by an undercover sheriff’s investigator.
The Canadian County Sheriff’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigated the alleged crime.
This cyber-tip case was assigned to the ICAC unit by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, which had been notified by the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.