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United States of America v. Robert Shane Apgar
Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Case Number: 5:17-cr-00138-D
Judge: Timothy D. DeGiusti
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (Oklahoma County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Brandon Hale
Defendant's Attorney: William P Earley - FPD
Description: Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City Man Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years for Bomb Threat and Child Pornography
Robert Shane Apgar, 35, of Oklahoma City, has been sentenced to 235 months in prison for making a bomb threat and sending child pornography.
According to the first count of a four-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on July 18, 2017, Apgar used the Internet on December 1, 2015, to send false information about an attempt to bomb the Grady County Courthouse. An affidavit filed on May 2, 2017, explains that this threat was made anonymously to the FBI by email and triggered precautions at the Grady County Sheriff’s Office. The email stated that the bombing would be carried out by a person later identified as Apgar’s estranged ex-wife, whom he had threatened before.
On December 8, 2015, after further investigation, the FBI executed a search warrant at an Oklahoma City residence where Apgar was living with his mother. The search yielded pornographic images of prepubescent children from October 2015. According to Count 2 of the indictment, Apgar attempted to persuade, induce, and entice a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of transmitting video images of that conduct. According to Count 3, Apgar used a facility of interstate commerce to send images of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. And according to Count 4, Apgar possessed images of that sort with intent to view them after they had been sent through a means of interstate commerce. The three child pornography counts were the result of an undercover operation by the St. Charles County Police Department in Missouri.
Apgar has been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since August 2017. On October 2, 2017, he pleaded guilty to making a bomb threat and sending child pornography. The government agreed to dismiss the remaining two counts involving child pornography.
Today U.S. District Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti sentenced Apgar to 235 months in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. He will also be required to register as a sex offender. The court explained this sentence is required to protect the public.
This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI and the St. Charles County (Missouri) Police Department, with the assistance of the Grady County Sheriff’s Office.
18: 844(e) BOMB THREAT
18: 2252(a)(1) & 18: 2252(b)(1)TRANSPORTATION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
Outcome: Defendant Sentenced to BOP for a term of 60 months to be served concurrently with Count 3; Supervised Release of 3 years to be served concurrently with Count 3; S/A of $100.00 due immediately
09/18/2018 40 MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti:Sentencing held on 9/18/2018 for Robert Shane Apgar (1), Count(s) 1, Defendant Sentenced to BOP for a term of 60 months to be served concurrently with Count 3; Supervised Release of 3 years to be served concurrently with Count 3; S/A of $100.00 due immediately; Count(s) 2, 4, ORDER of DISMISSAL; Count(s) 3, Defendant Sentenced to BOP for a term of 235 months to be served concurrently with Count 1; Supervised Release of 10 years to be served concurrently with Count 1; S/A of $100.00 due immediately. (Court Reporter Christy Clark.) (mb) (Entered: 09/18/2018)
09/18/2018 41 ORDER of DISMISSAL as to Counts 2 and 4 of the Indictment as to Robert Shane Apgar. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 9/18/2018. (mb) (Entered: 09/18/2018)