A Dallas-Fort Worth radio DJ, who pleaded guilty to molesting a child and taking obscene photographs of himself sexually abusing her, was recently sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Clois Glenn Raborn, 49, was sentenced on October 21 by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor.
The North Texas DJ, popularly called “DJ Clo,” is known for appearances on The Russ Martin Show on KEGL-FM 97.1.
Federal agents began investigating Raborn in March 2021 when a criminal complaint was laid against him. The U.S. Secret Service’s Dallas Field Office, the Euless Police Department, and the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office of Digital Forensics and Technical Services all worked together during the investigation.
Raborn’s roommate had accidentally come across the obscene photographs of children on Raborn’s laptop and had reported them to authorities. The analysis of the laptop found images said to be of Raborn sexually exploiting the minor, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
The identity of the child, whose age was estimated to be around 4 to 6 years old when the photos were taken, was confirmed by the child’s mother based on images of her face and other details.
The mother had told authorities that it was Raborn’s hand in some of the photos.
Raborn was charged on January 19 with production of child pornography.
At the time, Dan O’Malley, from the Russ Martin Show and a host for The Treehouse with Alfie Coy on 97.1 The Eagle, tweeted, “We are aware of the charges against Clo. We learned about the investigation when we read the news article. We are shocked and disturbed about the allegations.”
In his plea, Raborn admitted to engaging in sexual conduct with the child for the purpose of producing explicit visual depictions.