A 40-year-old Ore City man has been sentenced to 70 years in federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox announced.

Jeremy OKieth Kyle — also known as Corey Webster, also known as Rick, also known as Derrick Willis, also known as Eric Sanders, also known as Brad Smith, also known as Jason, also known as J — pleaded guilty on Feb. 19 to three counts of coercion and enticement and was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle.

According to information presented in court, between 2013 and 2018, Kyle, a convicted sex offender, committed numerous offenses against 18 minor female victims and four adult female victims. He used a variety of false personas and promises of love and money to convince the victims to meet him and engage in sexual encounters. He acquired images and videos of the victims engaged in sexually explicit conduct and threatened to distribute those images and videos in order to coerce more sexual encounters.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.

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