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August 15, 2012

Man pleads guilty to child porn, sentenced

TAHLEQUAH — A Tahlequah man charged in late June with possessing child pornography has pleaded guilty and received a five-year sentence.

Samuel Nolan Doty, 42, was ordered to spend one year in the Cherokee County Detention Center, with another four years to be suspended upon his release. The judgment and sentencing orders were filed this week. Doty has been given credit for the time he’s already served in jail.

Doty was accused of possessing obscene materials on his cell phone that depicted nude children engaged in sexual acts with adults.

An investigation began last April when a man turned Doty’s cell phone into police.

The phone had been found in a ditch near Cedar Avenue, and when the man turned it on, he discovered several photographs of what appeared to be underage girls.

Investigators used the phone’s settings, including phone numbers, contacts, and an email address to connect the phone to Doty. He allegedly admitted in writing to police investigators that he had downloaded the photos to the phone.

As part of his sentence, Doty will be required to register as a sex offender and pay fines and other costs. He’s also been ordered to go through sex-offender counseling services, and to follow a list of other parole and probation guidelines.

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