Detectives Arrest 18-Year-Old for Possession of Child Pornography
Robert Sternke, Sand Springs resident
An 18-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday morning on counts of child pornography and possession of marijuana.
Sternke was arrested just before 8 a.m. at his residence in Sand
Springs. He was detained for allegedly possessing four files containing
child pornography material.
According to the arrest report, an
investigation was conducted through the Internet Crimes Against
Children Oklahoma Task Force back in November. An officer reported that
an individual had been search for files "related to child abuse material
including child pornography on the ARES network."
The individual was later identified as Sternke of Sand Springs.
Nov. 8, the investigating officer found that Sternke had completed the
download of four files that a computer on the network had been making
available. The officer was able to identify Sternke after contacting the
Internet service provider for the registered IP address.
arrived at Sternke's residence Wednesday morning in order to search for
the material, according to the arrest report. Once inside, they
attempted to gain access to his bedroom and kicked the door open, which
had been locked.
During their interview with Sternke, police
questioned him if he knew anything about it and he "hung his head and
said, 'yea, I don't want to get my family involved."
proceeded to show officers where the computer and hardware were located
and continued to tell them he didn't want to get his family involved.
to the police report, detectives obtained one HP computer tower, two
laptop computers, two thumbdrives, a cellphone and two game consoles.
They also found a silver canister with a green leafy substance later
identified as marijuana.
Sternke was transported to the Tulsa
County jail for possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and
four counts of child pornography.
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