On Tuesday, Christian Dalmont, 25 of Wichita, Kansas was sentenced to twenty years in prison for Lewd Acts with a Child and Possession of Child Pornography. Dalmont was arrested by Canadian County Sheriff’s Investigators in the Summer of 2022 during an undercover operation when Dalmont tried to meet up with a twelve-year-old girl, and her two-year-old female neighbor for sex. The case was featured on the Discovery Channels’s Undercover Underage - Season 2 earlier this year.
Investigators worked with SOSA (Safe from Online Sex Abuse), a nonprofit organization during the undercover operation. SOSA provided decoys (actors) portraying themselves to be minor children in Canadian County and worked alongside Canadian County Sheriff’s Office investigators. Dalmont reached out to the decoys via social media and over a ten-day period arranged to meet with what he thought was a twelve-year-old girl and a neighbor, (two-year-old female) for sex. Dalmont planned to travel to Oklahoma and meet the two at the Route 66 Skate Park in Oklahoma City, near the east Canadian County line.
Dalmont, before the meeting, explained to the decoys how he wanted to teach the minor children how to have sex. Dalmont described how he would also have sex with the two-year-old female and the steps that he would take to ensure he would be able to physically have sex with the baby. Dalmont described in detail the sex acts he planned to perform upon the two year old. The conversation evolved into Dalmont describing his desire to have a threesome with both children.
Dalmont also sent various nude photographs of himself and requested the decoys send nude pictures of themselves. Dalmont, on many occasions, tried to obtain child pornography from the decoys. Dalmont was told by the decoys many times he did not have to come to Oklahoma to meet them, but Dalmont insisted he wanted to meet the fictitious children anyway.
Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Dalmont on July 9, 2022, after he drove to the skate park east of Yukon to meet up the two children for sex. Dalmont admitted to investigators that he driven from Kansas to the park in order to have sex with the two children. Dalmont was also in possession of numerous media files of child pornography of real-life child victims around the same age as the two he had groomed to meet up with.
During the sentencing hearing, evidence was presented to the District Judge on Dalmont’s actions regarding his arrest. Dalmont’s conversation with the decoys, the nude photographs he sent, and his interview were presented to the court. Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse issued the maximum sentence on Dalmont, which is to serve twenty years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for lewd acts with a child. Judge Hesse also sentenced Dalmont to a ten-year suspended sentence for possession of child pornography. Dalmont will also be a registered sex offender once he serves 85% of his twenty-year sentence.
“I’m extremely grateful for the performance of my deputies as well as the SOSA decoys who all worked on this case. I’m also very pleased with the sentence Judge Hesse handed down that will keep Dalmont away from children for a very long time,” said Chris West, Canadian County Sheriff.
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Chris West, Sheriff
Canadian County, OK