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‘Case is absolutely one of the worst we’ve encountered,’ 15-year-old Oklahoma boy arrested for child porn

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CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities arrested a 15-year-old Oklahoma boy in what they are calling “one of the worst” cases of child pornography they have encountered.

Earlier this month, authorities were alerted to a high volume of graphic pre-pubescent child pornography being distributed from a home in Mustang.

Investigators with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office quickly moved to obtain a search warrant in hopes of identifying the suspect and ending the exploitation of children, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

When officials showed up to the home to execute the search warrant on July 19, the 15-year-old reportedly opened the door and then quickly closed it.

That is when investigators pushed on the door and entered the home.

Authorities say that once they realized no adults were home at the time, they “secured the juvenile suspect until his guardians were contacted and returned to the residence.”

While waiting for the teen’s guardians to arrive, investigators executed the search warrant.

On the teen’s computer, officials reportedly found “over 300 videos and images of pre-pubescent child pornography depicting children as young as 4 years old being raped and sexually exploited.”

Once the teen’s guardians arrived, authorities interviewed the teen and reportedly obtained a full confession.

Other electronic devices that were seized allegedly contained over 1,000 videos and images of pre-pubescent child pornography, the sheriff’s office reports.

“This case is absolutely one of the worst we’ve encountered involving a juvenile suspect and child pornography.  It’s hard to comprehend how anyone, and especially a kid this young gets involved so deep into the hideous world of child pornography,” Canadian County Undersheriff Chris West said.

The teen suspect was arrested and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.

The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office,  the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s (OSBI) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit, and the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children all assisted in the investigation.