Tulsa Doctor Gets Prison Sentence For Child Pornography

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 4:35 pm
By: News On 6

A Missouri judge sentenced a Tulsa doctor to more than 15 years in prison for using a minor to produce child pornography.

The judge gave Shelby J. Coleman, 38, 15 years and eight months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Coleman to serve 10 years on supervised release following his release.

Coleman pleaded guilty in January to the sexual exploitation of a child.

Coleman was an OB/GYN and partner at Tulsa Women’s Health Center and has been in federal custody since his arrest in September 2013.

10/1/2013: Related Story: Details Emerge After Tulsa Doctor Arrested On Child Porn Complaint

Coleman admitted he communicated with a 16-year-old boy in Laclede County, Missouri, identified as John Doe, via text messages. At Coleman’s request, John Doe sent him multiple sexually explicit images of himself.

When John Doe’s father discovered the text messages, he contacted the Missouri State Highway Patrol. A state trooper assumed the identity of John Doe and Coleman was arrested on September 28, 2013 when he traveled to Springfield, Missouri to meet the boy for sex.