Child Porn Found During OKC Computer Repair

A man attempting to have viruses removed from his computer will now be seeking an Oklahoma sex crime defense lawyer after employees at an Oklahoma City Best Buy found child pornography on his laptop.

Charges of Child Pornography Possession

Carl Dean Hudson, 42, of Oklahoma City, was arrested last week after computer repair technicians discovered nude images of minor boys on a computer he brought to the chain electronics store for repair. 

Employees notified police, who then interviewed and arrested Hudson at a Bricktown restaurant where he was employed. As of this writing, Hudson has not yet been charged, but was arrested on an Oklahoma child pornography complaint and an Oklahoma computer sex crimes complaint. 

Specifically, Hudson was arrested for possession of child pornography and use of a computer to violate a state statute. After his arrest, Hudson was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail, and was released on bail the following day.

According to a criminal background check, the Oklahoma City man has no significant prior criminal history, neither in Oklahoma or Georgia, where he lived prior to moving to Oklahoma six months ago. Though Hudson was arrested on a complaint of using a computer to violate a state statute, child pornography is an Oklahoma sex crime which may also be prosecuted as a Federal sex crime, rather than simply a state offense.

Child Pornography Laws in Oklahoma

Under Oklahoma law, possession of child pornography is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.  However, if the individual is charged with aggravated possession of child pornography (possessing one hundred or more images), he or she is subject to up to twenty years in prison and a $10,000 fine.  Those convicted of child pornography charges are required to comply with the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration Act.

The consequences of possession of child pornography in Oklahoma are severe.  If you or a loved one is being investigated for child pornography charges, or has already been arrested on an Oklahoma child pornography complaint, contact an Oklahoma City sex crime defense attorney who is experienced as not only a defender against state charges, but also as a Federal sex crime defense attorney. 

A criminal defense lawyer who can handle your case whether it is prosecuted locally or Federally will provide complete legal defense regardless of the circumstances of your prosecution.

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