Yukon man faces child porn charge

Nearly two dozen images downloaded using messaging app, prosecutors say

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By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer

EL RENO – A Yukon man faces a long prison term if convicted for having nearly two dozen images of child pornography.

Daniel Vincent Guerrero

Daniel Vincent Guerrero, 41, was charged Jan. 15 in Canadian County District Court with possession of child pornography. The felony crime is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine.

Prosecutors allege the defendant violated state law by “possessing images of child pornography in an electronic form on his personal account in the Kik messaging application.”

A Canadian County sheriff’s deputy, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, investigated the crime.

The deputy on Jan. 8 served a search warrant signed by District Judge Paul Hesse at Guerrero’s home in the 1000 block of Summerton Place.

Guerrero admitted using the Kik instant messaging mobile app “to send and receive child pornography”, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

During her investigation, the sheriff’s deputy examined 22 electric media files allegedly uploaded to the defendant’s Kik account.

“These media files depict underage females approximately 11-13 years old modeling nude,” according to the affidavit. “I placed these images in evidence and agreed this is apparent child pornography.”

When he was arrested Jan. 8, Guerrero allegedly affirmed it was his Kik account that had the 22 image media files.

This cyber-tip case was assigned to Canadian County’s ICAC unit by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, which had been notified by the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.

Guerrero has been booked into the Canadian County Jail in El Reno.

A preliminary hearing conference is set Feb. 19 before Special Judge Khristan K. Strubhar.