Nurse arrested on child porn charges

Posted on: 9:36 am, December 6, 2012, by


EL RENO, Okla. - A registered nurse was taken into custody by Canadian County authorities for possessing and distributing child pornography.

Investigators at the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office were working online undercover looking for predators when they came across a man who only admitted he has been addicted to child porn for years but also had a job that gave him direct contact with kids in very personal settings.

“We confiscated 14 hard drives and three computers,” Canadian County investigator Adam Flowers said.

Authorities also took nearly 25,000 videos and images of child pornography.

In fact, investigators said Shannon Cohee of El Reno devoted an entire room to his child porn addiction and even had a finger print scanner that allowed only him to log onto his computer.

In addition to his massive and very graphic collection, authorities said they also found a video about how to molest children and get away with it.

“This video explained various methods that predators use to cover up their abuse that they do on children and different tools and procedures that they use to fulfill their sick fantasies,” Flowers said.

Cohee was a registered nurse and paramedic.

He denied ever acting out on those fantasies even though his job gave him access to countless children.

“He did have access to children,” Flowers said. “The hospital is being very cooperative with us. We are getting a list of patients from the hospital and they are going to let us know what pediatric children that he had access to and children in general.”

Right now they are looking at three Oklahoma hospitals.

Cohee did admit to his porn addiction and when investigators showed up at his house, he willingly showed them where he hid all of his child pornography.

He is still in jail and in the meantime, lawmen continue to work the case.

“We are going to be able to hopefully reach out and contact these families and see if any abuse happened while they were in his care,” Flowers said.

Cohee is facing charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.

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