Westville man arrested on charges of exploitation of a minor

Ponca City Now - September 25, 2019 11:57 am

WESTVILLE, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has arrested 31-year-old Jakoma Sanders on multiple charges involving exploitation of a minor.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received several cybertips reporting Sanders posing as a teenage boy online and asking multiple juvenile girls across the country to send him sexually explicit photos of themselves. Because Sanders was living in Oklahoma, NCMEC forwarded the tips to the OSBI Internet Crimes Against Children Unit. During the investigation, agents discovered one of the juvenile girls was also living in Oklahoma.

Sanders was arrested at his residence in Westville, Okla., without incident. He was transported to the Adair County Jail where he is being held without bond on the following charges:

Count 1 – Soliciting Sexual Conduct or Communication with a Minor by Use of Technology
Count 2 – Obscene Material – Procuring
Count 3 – Solicit Minor for Indecent Exposure / Obscene Material
Count 4 – Showing Indecent Material to Minor
Count 5 – Child Sexual Exploitation
Count 6 – Computer Fraud / Unlawful Use of Computer System

Sanders was in possession of a firearm at the time of his arrest and will face an additional charge of Possession of a Firearm after a Felony Conviction. Sanders was a registered sex offender after a 2015 conviction for Soliciting Sexual Conduct or Communication with Minor by Use of Technology.

This investigation was conducted by Oklahoma ICAC Task Force members from the OSBI and Muskogee Police Department; the Cherokee Nation Marshals assisted during his arrest.

Please report any suspected child sexual exploitation to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) THE-LOST or www.cybe rtiponline.com or the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or [email protected]


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