Local man admits to being addicted to child porn, arrested in undercover sting

OKLAHOMA CITY – Neighbors had no idea what was going on behind closed doors at a home in the 3000 block of S.W. 40th St. in Oklahoma City, until police swarmed the house Wednesday morning.

Teresa Farris said, “That goes to show you, you never know what’s going on in your neighborhood or who your neighbors are.”

An “Internet Crime Against Children” task force identified 36-year-old Jessie Burns as a suspect in an undercover sting.

When they went to serve a warrant on the house, even detectives were stunned at what they found.

Jenny Monroe, with the Edmond Police Department, said, “At the time, hundreds of images. Since then, thousands of images of child pornography. We are in the process to see if any of them are local.”

That will include interviewing family, friends and neighbors with small children.

Farris said, “There are lots of kids in this neighborhood, quite a bit and then there is a school just down the street. So, it’s kind of a scary deal.”

According to court records, Burns admitted to his wife in 2005 or 2006 that he had a problem with child pornography.

He claims he tried to seek counseling but could find nobody to help him.

Police are scouring image files that depict hundreds of young girls.

All of them, according to investigators, appear to be between 8 and 12-years-old.