Tulsan Charged In Child Pornography Case Enters Blind Plea


Monday, March 4th 2013, 2:42 pm
By: News On 6


A Tulsa man charged with child pornography entered a blind plea during a court hearing Monday morning in Tulsa County District Court.

Ricky Lewis, 31, was charged last year with eight felony counts including procuring and attempting to procure the participation of a minor in child pornography, manufacturing, distribution, and aggravated possession of child pornography, as well as two counts of manufacture of obscene material and one count of use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime.

A blind plea means Ricky Lewis did not have an agreement with the state before making his plea.

The judge will now set his punishment.

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Last year, Lewis was arrested twice within a week. The first arrest happened after a search warrant led investigators to nude images of a girl on his computer. He was arrested the second time after evidence on his cell phone showed he was meeting women on Craigslist and then asking them for naked pictures of their kids.

Court records show Lewis would describe the sex acts he wanted to do with these young children and he offered to let the people he was talking to have sex with his young son.

One woman who investigators say went along with his request was 21-year-old Brittany Dick.

She was also arrested along with Sally Deupree, who prosecutors say exchanged naked pictures of her grandchild with Lewis.

Both women pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Lewis is set to be sentenced in late April. Deupree and Dick are set for trial in September.