Wynnewood attorney accused of child sex crimes
WYNNEWOOD, Okla.–A Garvin County attorney may need a lawyer of his own after being arrested for alleged crimes related to child pornography.
Authorities say 33-year-old Jeremy Oliver, of Wynnewood, offered discounts to a client in exchange for sexual favors from her and her young daughters.
“Yes, I trust him,” said Patsy Sharp, Oliver’s neighbor. “If he needed a place to stay, I would let him sleep on my couch.”
Sharp said Oliver is the last person she would ever expect to face these charges, mainly because he’s a practicing attorney.
“He’s a good kid,” she said. “He’s never bothered me.”
Oliver was arrested at his Wynnewood home Monday, which also serves as his law office.
Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes said the investigation began within the past month when one of Oliver’s female clients told them Oliver asked her for sexual favors in return for lesser attorney fees.
He was representing her in a criminal case.
In a sheriff’s department affidavit filed Tuesday, the client claimed that Oliver wanted to have nude pictures and/or sex with her and her two daughters.
She said Oliver offered $1,000 off her fees for sexual favors and/or nude pictures of her 18-year-old daughter and offered $500 off for sexual favors and/or nude pictures of her 13-year-old daughter.
The affidavit also claims he sent text messages containing pictures of his genitalia.
Sheriff Rhodes said, “Fortunately, we were able to make an arrest yesterday (Monday) and hopefully it will protect others from this type of activity of Mr. Oliver.”
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit assisted deputies at Oliver’s home.
According to the affidavit, several hundred nude photos of females were found inside the home, along with a camcorder and a computer.
Rhodes said, “As well as firearms that came back stolen, a small amount of marijuana was also discovered in the home at the time of the search warrant.”
Oliver pleaded not guilty to three charges Tuesday afternoon at the Garvin County courthouse, including soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology, participation in preparation of obscene material and possession of marijuana.
Courthouse officials said Oliver posted a $25,000 bond.
His next court date is in March.