Timothy J. Ulrich, 34, was charged Tuesday.
Ulrich, according to court papers, possessed computer video files showing minors engaged in inappropriate acts.
Bryan County District Attorney Investigator Sam Hernandez is a member of the Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and received a “cybertip” in November from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, a probable-cause affidavit states. That tip originated from the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.
According to the affidavit, Tulsa County investigators downloaded numerous videos of child pornography from a computer they later learned had an IP address in Durant. Hernandez began investigating and learned the address was assigned to Ulrich.
Authorities searched Ulrich's home on Jan. 11 and seized a computer that contained numerous videos suspected of containing child pornography, the affidavit states, and Ulrich told Hernandez that he was the only one who used the computer and had never downloaded pornography.
Five of the files on the computer were viewed and they contained prepubescent boys and girls engaged in sexual acts with men and women, according to the affidavit.
The computer contains 40-50 videos, according to Hernandez, and additional charges of possession and/or distribution of child pornography are likely.
“We just charged him with the five counts initially, but I'm going to take the computer to Tulsa and do a complete forensic analysis,” Hernandez said.
None of the videos are believed to be of local children, according to Hernandez, who said some of the videos are known to authorities due to a national database compiled by federal authorities on child pornography.
Hernandez said that Ulrich was supposed to turn himself in with his attorney. He had not been booked into jail at press time this morning.
Federal authorities will be notified of the case and there is a possibility of federal charges against Ulrich.