OSBI Arrests Hydro Asst Police Chief for Child Sexual Exploitation
Mike Seals - January 29, 2021 10:05 am
CADDO COUNTY, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested the assistant chief of the Hydro, Okla., police department on multiple child sexual exploitation charges.
On January 28, 2021, ICAC Agents from the OSBI served a search warrant in the 600 block of N. Broadway in Hydro. As a result of the search warrant, 35-year-old Tyler Wesley Davis, who is also a Caddo County Sheriff’s Office reserve deputy, was arrested. Davis is facing multiple charges including three counts of Rape in the First Degree, three counts of Rape by Instrumentation, three counts of Distribution of Obscene or Indecent Writings/Pictures, two counts of Forcible Sodomy and one count of Violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.
Between April and September 2020, a social media platform reported a user uploading multiple sexually explicit files of a pre-pubescent female. The social media platform reported the images to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC then notified the OSBI since the Internet Provider (IP) address was traced to Oklahoma.
The OSBI ICAC investigation led to Davis.. Davis was arrested yesterday without incident and booked into the Grady County Jail; his bond is yet to be set.
If you suspect a child is being sexually exploited, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children immediately at 1-800-THE-LOST or cybertipline.org. You can also contact the OSBI ICAC Unit at (800) 522-8017 or [email protected]