Enid Man Charged With 10 Counts Of Possession Of Child Pornography


Tuesday, November 30th 2021, 9:57 pm
By: News 9


ENID, Oklahoma -

The arrest of an Oklahoma man for child sex crimes unearths more concerns about social media.

Enid's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force said their best advice for parents is to stay vigilant. The warning comes after a suspect's accounts set off alerts.

Justin Shaklee, 19, is behind bars in Garfield County on a $250,000 bond.

“He admitted that he had viewed, downloaded, shared child pornography and then ended up showing me multiple images on his phone of child pornography and that’s what he got arrested for,” said Aaron Barber, the head of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for the Enid Police Department.

Enid investigators said it started with a notification from the app "KIK" and then continued with Instagram and Snapchat.

“On Instagram, there is probably seven to eight, maybe up to 10 different profiles associated with this investigation,” said Barber.

Shaklee left a big enough digital footprint to get the attention of the Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Then, they called Enid police.

“They are really proactive in attempting to catch that stuff. They have applications and smart technology that can recognize when pornographic material or child images are being sent,” he said.

Police said Shaklee admitted to convincing someone he was texting to sexually abuse a child, record it and send it to him.

“During the interview, he had admitted to having viewed, shared and sending that graphic video to other users,” said Barber.

Investigators said while these types of cases are never easy, there are things parents can do to be proactive in a digital age.

“Parents absolutely have to monitor their children’s social media activity. There are filters you can put on your routers, modems, phones to filter this content from even being viewed or from them to even share stuff,” he said.

Officers arrested Shaklee on 10 sex crime complaints. They told News 9 he could face more as their investigation continues.