Oklahoma City man pleads guilty to coercion related to 2013 Tulsa sex trafficking sting

TULSA - An Oklahoma City man arrested during a Tulsa sex trafficking sting last July entered a guilty plea in federal court Thursday.

Ronald Spivey Jr., 47, pleaded guilty to attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. Spivey, along with co-defendent Kimberly Haven, are accused of digitally recruiting someone they believed to be a 17-year-old Tulsa girl into a prostitution ring. 

In actuality, the teen girl was an undercover Tulsa police officer. Spivey exchanged multiple text messages with the officer leading up to his arrest, even offering to take her to Vegas or Florida to work for him.

Spivey and Haven, who has already pleaded guilty to interstate transportation and racketeering charges, were arrested July 31 in Tulsa when they had arranged a meet with the girl.

“We will continue to aggressively prosecute those who seek to traffic and exploit teenaged girls in the Northern District of Oklahoma. I commend the Tulsa Police Department’s Vice Unit for their excellent work in investigating this matter,” stated United States Attorney Williams.

Spivey faces a statutory mandatory minimum of 10 years and could receive life imprisonment for the crime. His sentencing is scheduled for April 17. Haven's is slated for Jan. 30.

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