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Mayes County man facing child pornography charges

MAYES COUNTY, Okla. (January 16, 2023) – A resident of Mayes County, Oklahoma, Paul Harley Cook, has been arrested on alleged charges of child pornography.

Special Agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC), with assistance from Special Agents with the United State Department of Homeland Security Investigations – Tulsa (HSI), arrested Cook on charges related to child pornography.

The arrest was made on January 13, 2023, after OSBI ICAC and HSI Agents executed a search warrant at Cook’s residence located on Sunset Drive near Langley, Oklahoma.

The investigation into Cook began on December 23, 2022, when ICAC Agents received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that child pornography had been uploaded to a social media platform. The investigation revealed that the IP address from the uploaded content was associated with Cook. An arrest warrant was issued for the following charges:

Count 1: Distribution of Child Pornography
Count 2: Possession of Child Pornography
Count 3: Violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.

Cook was arrested without incident transported to the Mayes County Jail.

Additional charges are pending.

OSBI thanks the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) Police Department for their assistance with this investigation.

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