Four area men arrested in Internet child porn sweep
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
2/13/13 at 6:40 PM
Four area men were arrested Tuesday on allegations they downloaded and shared child pornography, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said.
Adolphius Webster, 31, of Owasso, was taken into custody by Tulsa County sheriff's deputies from his home in the 1100 block of 112th Street North.
Webster was booked into the Tulsa Jail on complaints of distribution of child pornography and violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act, the OSBI said.
Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force agents were able to trace Webster's activities through an IP address to determine he was downloading child pornography from a home in the 1100 block of 112th Street North, according to an arrest report.
During interviews with investigators, Webster allegedly confessed to viewing child porn, according to an arrest report. Webster also told authorities that he was unaware that he had been sharing files, the report said.
The arresting officer wrote in the report that Webster said he "hears voices telling him to harm himself and others."
Webster remains in the Tulsa jail in lieu of $10,500 bond.
Authorities also arrested Michael K. Gomez, 42, of Coweta at his home in the 11900 block of South 270th East Avenue, the OSBI said. He was booked into the Wagoner County Jail on complaints of distribution of child pornography and violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.
Stephen A. Hacker, 65, of Okmulgee was taken into custody from his home in the 1600 block of West Fourth Avenue. Several computer-related items were seized from Hacker’s home, the OSBI said. Hacker was being held on complaints of distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography and the violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.
Also jailed was James E. Johnson, 59, of Owasso. He was booked into the Rogers County Jail on complaints of distribution of child Pornography and violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.
In addition to the arrests, authorities served three search warrants in the Tulsa area, the OSBI said. Those cases are currently under investigation to determine whether criminal charges will be filed.