Oklahoma officer arrested on multiple child sexual exploitation charges

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CADDO COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation officials have released that the assistant chief of an Oklahoma police department has been arrested on multiple child sexual exploitation charges.

Between April and September 2020, social medial platform, Snapchat, reported that a user uploaded multiple sexually explicit files of a pre-pubescent girl. The platform reported the images to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The NCMEC then notified the OSBI since the IP address was traced to Oklahoma.

“It looks like we got the information via court order mid January,” said Captain Beth Green with OSBI. “January 15th is when we a response from the internet provider identifying where in Oklahoma this is occurring, which was traced to an address in Hydro.”

Tyler Davis
Tyler Davis

On Jan. 28, agents from the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit from the OSBI served a search warrant in the 600 block of N. Broadway in Hydro.

Captain Green said 35-year-old Tyler Wesley Davis was arrested at the Hydro Police Department on three counts of first-degree rape, three counts of rape by instrumentation, three counts of distribution of obscene or indecent writings/pictures, two counts of forcible sodomy, and one count of violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.

Davis is the assistant chief of the Hydro Police Department and is also a reserve deputy with the Caddo County Sheriff’s Office, according to the OSBI.

The Hydro Police Chief sent KFOR this statement:

“The Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation contacted the Hydro Police Department on Thursday, January 28, 2021 in connection with a warrant to search the premises of Tyler Davis, Hydro Assistant Police Chief. The Hydro Police Department cooperated with and provided support to the OSBI during its execution of the search warrant and investigation. Police Chief Dustin Carney immediately placed Davis on unpaid administrative leave.

The Town of Hydro Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Tuesday, February 2, 2021, during which Chief Carney will recommend that Davis’s employment with the Town of Hydro be terminated. The Hydro Police Department will continue to cooperate with and support the OSBI in its investigation into this matter.”

Dustin R. Carney, Hydro Chief of Police

The age of the minor as well as the nature of her relationship with Davis has not been released by OSBI.

Davis was booked into the Grady County Jail without incident on January 28. His bond has not yet been set.

If you suspect a child is being sexually exploited, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children immediately at 1-800-THE-LOST or cybertipline.org. You can also contact the OSBI ICAC Unit at (800) 522-8017 or tips@osbi.ok.gov.

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