Nardin man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

by Jordan Green

A registered sex offender in Nardin who pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of producing child pornography could spend up to 50 years in federal prison.

William Don Dollarhide, 44, of Nardin, sexually abused a 10-year-old girl in his recreational vehicle in September 2018, U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing alleged in a news release. Dollarhide allegedly filmed the act with his cellphone.

The girl’s mother contacted the Grant County Sheriff’s Department in May 2019 to report the alleged assault. Deputies responded to Dollarhide’s home and arrested him. When deputies searched his electronic devices, they found photographs and videos of Dollarhide sexually abusing the girl, Downing alleged in a news release.

Deputies also alleged that Dollarhide had photos “of a naked girl he had produced with a hidden video camera,” Downing said in the news release.

Dollarhide was indicted by a federal grand jury with charges of production of child pornography and possession of child pornography on June 16, 2020. He pleaded guilty to production of child pornography before Judge Scott L. Palk, officials said.

Dollarhide, who was previously convicted of a child pornography charge, faces a minimum sentence of 25 years in federal prison and a maximum sentence of 50.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case, and the Enid Police Department and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation provided forensic analysis. The case was prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Brandon Hale, Downing said.

“This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse,” Downing said. “Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.”

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.justice.gov/psc.



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