Yukon man faces 20 years in child porn case

Felony filed after sheriff’s investigators seize computers

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By Conrad Dudderar

Senior Staff Writer

EL RENO – A Yukon man could spend up to 20 years in prison if convicted in a child pornography case.

Canadian County prosecutors allege Joshua David Gebhard, 34, knowingly had “numerous items of child pornography” on three computer hard drives.

Gebhard was formally charged with the felony crime Aug. 26 in Canadian County District Court.

An arrest warrant was served Aug. 18. The defendant was released after posting a $15,000 bond and an Oct. 19 court hearing is set.

The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case against Gebhard.

Allegations are detailed in a probable cause affidavit signed by Capt. Adam Flowers, who conducted an online investigation on a network for offenders who possess and share child pornography.

After reviewing video files showing children and teens between 10-15 years old modeling and dancing nude, the investigator tracked the alleged user’s IP address to a home in the 100 block of Yukon Avenue.

Canadian County sheriff’s investigators in January served a search warrant at Gebhard’s Yukon home and seized “multiple electronic devices for examination,” according to the affidavit.

Over several weeks, deputy Chelsea Adkins allegedly found “multiple images of child pornography” during forensics examinations of three computer hard drives found in the defendant’s bedroom.

These images showed underage male and female children posing nude; one group was named “incest”, according to Capt. Flowers’ affidavit.

Possession of child pornography is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a maximum $25,000 fine.