Six child predators, five operating outside Canadian County, are off the streets after a sweep by the Canadian County Sheriff's Office.
Last week, investigators arrested subjects residing in Elk City, Alva, Oklahoma City, Mustang, Moore and Shawnee. All of the individuals arrested are facing charges including Soliciting Sex with a Minor. Several face Performing Lewd Acts with a Child, and one subject will be charged with Manufacturing Child Pornography, Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography and Rape in the Second Degree.
On Tuesday, April 7 investigators traveled to the Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City where they arrested Scott Hollenbeck, 23, of Oklahoma City. Hollenbeck was arrested after he texted two photographs of a penis to what he believed to be a 14-year-old female. The photograph was sent to the undercover sheriff's deputy after he told her he wanted to meet for sex, and was sending a picture of something for her to marvel over.
Hollenbeck was transported to El Reno and booked into the county jail where he will be charged with two counts of Soliciting Sex with a Minor and one count of Performing Lewd Acts with a Minor. He remains in custody with bond set at $150,000.
Later that afternoon, investigators arrested Christopher Council, 22 of Mustang at Alliance Steel, his place of employment in Oklahoma City. Council was arrested by investigators after he had engaged in sexual conversation with what he believed to be a 14-year-old female he met on Facebook. Council friendship-requested the undercover decoy after he reviewed her profile on Facebook and began sending sexually explicit private messages almost immediately.
Even though Council clearly understood he was talking to an underage female, he continued with his sexually explicit dialogue, asking the decoy if she had ever touched a man's private parts. Council described a sexual fantasy regarding her performing oral sex when they got together. Sheriff's investigators decided it was time to take him into custody after Council requested to meet up with the 14-year-old girl for sex.
Council was transported to the Canadian County Jail in El Reno and booked on charges of Soliciting Sex with a Minor. His bond was set at $50,000 and he remains in custody.
On Wednesday, April 8 sheriff's investigators arrested Toby Blackwood, 31 of Moore. Blackwood was contacted at his place of employment Primerica, and taken into custody after he engaged in sexually explicit conversations with an undercover deputy posing to as a 14-year-old girl.
Blackwood took the sexually explicit conversation from Facebook private messaging to cellular telephone where he sent numerous text messages to the girl indicating that he wanted to meet in order to have sex. In his text messages, Blackwood told the girl that he wanted have sex with her on his work desk at Primerica.
Blackwood was taken into custody and transported the Canadian County Jail in El Reno where he was booked on two counts of Soliciting Sex with a Minor. He remains in custody with his bond established at $100,000.
Later on Wednesday evening, investigators arrested Timothy McKee, 29, of Shawnee after they coordinated his arrest with the Citizen Pottawatomie Nation (CPN) Tribal Police.
Investigators determined McKee would be at the Firelake Grand Casino where he would be working as a security guard that evening. Investigators contacted the tribal police and requested assistance with arresting McKee from off tribal land, and they agreed to help. McKee was picked up by tribal officers and then transferred into custody with sheriff's investigators at the CPN police station.
After taking McKee into custody, investigators went to McKee's residence in Dale, Okla. where he provided consent to collect his personal computers for evidentiary purposes. McKee also allowed Investigators to look at his cell phone where they discovered a video he had manufactured of himself having sex with a 15-year-old girl this past Easter Sunday. They also recovered over 1,200 images of pre-pubescent child pornography from McKee's cell phone.
McKee was transported to the Canadian County Jail and booked on charges of Performing Lewd Acts with a Child and Soliciting Sex with a Minor. He remains in custody with bond established at $100,000. Investigators will be submitting Rape in the Second Degree, Manufacturing Child Pornography and Aggravated Child Pornography charges to the Pottawatomie County District Attorney's Office this week.
On Thursday, April 9 investigators arrested Michael Black, 62, of Elk City at Elk City Public Schools where he worked as a janitor in the 9th grade building. Investigators determined Black maintained a Craigslist Advertisement stating he was looking for a young female for sex. Black's Craigslist post included a photo of a penis with a narrative advising his age, build and desire to hook up for sex with a young girl, "age not being a factor."
During the investigation, Black told an undercover investigator posing to as a 14-year-old female that he wanted to perform oral sex with her and stick a sex toy inside her body. Black also indicated that he wanted to perform sexual intercourse with her and that he would like to get together.
After Investigators learned Black worked as a janitor at the Elk City 9th grade building they stepped up their investigation in hopes of taking him out of the target-rich environment he worked in at the school
"When I found out he worked at a public school, I decided it was time to arrest him before he carried out his fantasy on one of the young girls were he worked," said Randal Edwards, Canadian County Sheriff.
Black was arrested by Canadian County Investigators and provided a full confession stating that he believed he was talking to a 14-year-old female, and that he understood the things he had said to her were illegal.
Prior to his arrest, investigators determined Black was also involved in sexually explicit communication with an undercover Enid Police Officer pretending to be a underage girl. After Black resigned from Elk City Public Schools, he was transported to El Reno and booked into the Canadian County Jail for Soliciting Sex with a Minor. Black remains in custody with his bond set at $50,000.
On Friday, investigators with the Canadian County Sheriff's Office wrapped up a busy week after they arrested Tyler Holcom, 34, of Alva. Holcom was taken into custody by investigators following a week-long investigation including his involvement with a undercover deputy posing to be 14-year-old female.
Dialogue between Holcom and the underage female was conducted on Facebook and cell phone text messaging, and included statements illustrating all the various sexual activities he wanted to perform with and on her.
Investigators located Holcom Friday afternoon at the Atwoods Store in Alva where he worked and took him into custody. Holcom provided a full confession to investigators including that he was aware it was unlawful to send sexual communication to a minor. Holcom was transported to El Reno and booked into the Canadian County Jail and booked with two counts of Soliciting Sex With a Minor. He remains in custody, with bond set at $100,000.
"This is by far the most child predators we've arrested in one week, and I would repeat it week after week if I knew it would save just one child," said Edwards.
The Canadian County Sheriff's Office continues to work its Internet Crimes Against Children Program as task force members of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations.