Husband and Wife Sentenced for Child Porn in Oklahoma

A man convicted in August of producing child pornography in Oklahoma was sentenced last week to 50 years in federal prison. 

Charged With Sex Crimes with Underaged Girls

United States District Judge sentenced Dean Leroy Freerksen III, 29, several months after a jury found him guilty of taking photographs of two girls, aged 11 and 15, engaged in sex acts with himself and with his wife. 

Alicia Danielle Freerksen, 22, was sentenced to 10 years for possession of child pornography.  Her sentence came as a result of a plea agreement between prosecutors and her Oklahoma sex crimes defense lawyer in which she agreed to testify against her husband.

The Freerksens were arrested in September 2009 after the 11-year-old girl was diagnosed with an STD and told authorities that she had been molested by Dean Freerksen III.  She said that the couple gave her vodka and orange juice prior to molesting her and filming the act. 

After the girl's accusation, police obtained a warrant for the Freerksen's home, seizing a computer and digital camera.  On the camera, they found photographs of Freerksen and his wife engaged in sexual activity with the 15-year-old girl.  On the computer, they found images of Dean Freerksen involved in sexual activity with the 11-year-old girl.  Reportedly, police found images of the Freerksens engaged in sex acts with numerous children, both male and female, aged 7-17.

Additional Charges

After their arrest, the Freerksens were charged with numerous offenses, including supplying alcohol to minors, sexual exploitation of minors, aiding and abetting sexual exploitation of minors, producing child pornography, possessing child pornography, lewd molestation, and first degree rape.

Dean Freerksen III has prior convictions for child stealing and lewd molestation in Oklahoma.  Upon completion of his 50 year prison term, he must register as an Oklahoma sex offender for life, and will spend the remainder of his life on supervised release.  Alicia Freerksen will also be required to register as a sex offender and will spend five years on supervised release after the conclusion of her prison term.

Sex Crimes Defense

While this particular defendant deserved his punishment, many sex-related crimes are based on false accusations.  If you've been charged with a sex-related crime your first step should be to talk to an attorney with experience in this area of the law.  They can insure your rights are protected at every step of the judicial process.

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