OKLAHOMA CITY – DYLAN MICHAEL LILES, 29, of Duncan, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty today to possession of material containing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.
On June 8, 2022, a federal grand jury indicted Liles with attempted child enticement, child exploitation, and transfer of obscene material to a minor. Today, Liles pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Bernard Jones to a superseding information charging him with possession of material containing child pornography. As part of his plea, Liles admitted that he knowingly possessed and accessed child pornography via Kik, a smartphone instant messaging application. The government has agreed to dismiss the Indictment at sentencing pursuant to a plea agreement.
At sentencing, Liles faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, at least five years of supervised release, and a $22,100 special assessment. Sentencing will take place in approximately 90 days. Liles will have to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. After the guilty plea today, Judge Jones remanded Liles into the custody of the United States Marshal.
This case is the result of an investigation by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Corbin Houston.
This case is part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the DOJ Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC 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 PSC, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
Reference is made to court filings for further information.