Update: Prague, Oklahoma youth pastor in computer crimes probe previously worked at GCTC
Kim Morava reports:
A search warrant served Monday at a part-time youth pastor’s home in Prague is connected to a computer crimes investigation that began months ago, with authorities now indicating the person under investigation previously worked at Gordon Cooper Technology Center,where he allegedly accessed juveniles’ social media accounts.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents, members of ICAC — the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force — and Prague police converged on the home at 1502 Barta Avenue in Prague Monday as part of the investigation, the OSBI reports, where they seized computers and other devices. No arrests were made and no charges have been filed, but the investigation is ongoing.
Tuesday, the OSBI released more information in the case, which originated Feb. 1 with a request by Shawnee police regarding computer crimes against a juvenile victim and possible victims yet to be identified.
“The subject of the investigation worked at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee and was accessing, without authorization, juveniles’ internet social media accounts,” the OSBI released in a statement Tuesday. “The subject was also soliciting inappropriate photographs or videos from juveniles.”
Read more on the Shawnee News-Star.