Child pornography suspect arrested

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Bryan Hurst

A Mustang man was jailed Wednesday after Canadian County sheriff’s deputies arrested him on aggravated possession of child pornography complaints.

Investigators were alerted to Bryan Hurst’s alleged child porn activities by the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), which received a cyber tip that the suspect had uploaded child pornography to a popular social media site.

Deputies immediately obtained a search warrant for Hurst’s house and possible electronic devices that contain child pornography.

Deputies searched the house Wednesday and found two devices that contained more than 100 images and videos of child pornography. Hurst requested an attorney when he was told why deputies were at his house.

“The images and videos Hurst had were terrifying,” Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said. “Some images were of newborn children being sexually abused. It sickens me that anyone could collect this filth.”

Investigators collected numerous photographs, videos and chat records that reportedly belonged to Hurst, 46, who allegedly traded child pornography with other Internet users.

Deputies also seized other electronic devices from the house for further forensic examination.

Hurst was transported to the Canadian County Jail where he was booked on two complaints of aggravated possession of child pornography. His bond was set at $100,000. He remains in custody.

The sheriff’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit continues to operate under the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s ICAC Task Force.