TULSA Okla. – An Ardmore man was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 31 to 30 years for coercion and enticement of a 15-year-old girl, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett sentenced Dustin James Gullett, 43, to 30 years in federal prison for coercion and enticement of a minor. Judge Starrett further ordered lifetime post release supervision.
“Dustin Gullett is a sexual predator that convinced the victim he loved her, then persuaded her to produce child porn and meet him. He then drugged her and raped her, said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.” Our office is committed to prosecuting the predators that target Oklahoma’s children.
According to court documents, Gullett enticed the 15-year-old victim to produce images of herself engaged in sexually explicit conduct and persuaded her to send those images to him. Gullet told the victim “He didn’t care if she wasn’t legal, because everything else he does is illegal.” Later, Gullet met the victim in person, drugged her, tied her arms behind her back and raped her approximately four times over several hours.
Gullett has been and will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The Bartlesville Police Department and the Joint Homeland Security Task Force investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stacey Todd and Christopher Nassar prosecuted the case.
This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood. Led by United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.