OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Midwest City man has been convicted of manufacturing child pornography after allegations that he would provide drugs to party guests and then taking photos of them to post online.
The Oklahoman reported Sunday that 30-year-old Clifford Eugene Williams was found guilty last week.
Prosecutors accused Williams of hosting parties between 2009 and 2013 where people came to drink and take drugs. A bedroom was allegedly designated the “pass out room.”
Williams allegedly would lead people into the room, then undress them and photograph them. Some of the victims were teenagers.
Williams initially denied knowing anything about the photos and video. He later changed his story, telling police detectives another man forced him at gunpoint to perform the sex act.
“It’s a ridiculous story,” said Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Lori McConnell to jurors at the trial last week. “He knows the jig is up because it’s his hand. … He has to blame someone.”
The guilty verdicts involved six victims. Three were under the age of 18 at the time of the offenses.
On each count, the jury chose punishments of either five or 10 years in prison. At sentencing, District Judge Cindy Truong could order Williams to serve as many as 65 years in prison.