YUKON, Okla. – Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested 64-year-old, Dennis Mullins a resident in Yukon, Wednesday night after they served a search warrant at his residence and discovered thousands of pornographic images of children on his computers inside his home.
“We knew before we ever got there that we were about to take down a major child pornographer, we just did not fathom we would find so much,” said Randall Edwards, Canadian County Sheriff.
The search warrant came as the result of child porn downloads investigators received from a file sharing program on Mullins’ computer.
Mullins admitted to investigators that he’d been downloading child porn for a very long time, but denied knowingly sharing it online; which was occurring when deputies located the computer in the home.
“Mullins attempted to down play the situation and advised us that he was a church counselor, and then told my deputies “Just turn off the computer, and go away” as if we were suppose to act like it had never happened,” said Edwards.
Sheriff’s Deputies also learned that Mullins had previously been the subject of Department of Human Services (DHS) investigations due to allegations by family members of inappropriate contact. In fact, Mullins’ wife admitted she hadn’t seen some family in years because of the allegations.
Although Mullins was taken into custody and transported to the county jail, investigators will follow up and attempt to identify anyone who may have been a victim of Mullins’ depravity.
The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work it’s Internet Crimes Against Children program in partnership with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations.
Mullins was booked on charges of Aggravated Possession of Child Porn, Distribution and Manufacturing of Child Pornography.
His bond is set at $200,000.00.