Yukon felon charged for child porn distribution

Video files found on computer, which defendant says ‘caught a virus’

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James Wade Dixon

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

A Yukon felon faces 10 years to life in prison for distributing child pornography.

James Wade Dixon, 35, was charged Feb. 24 in Canadian County District Court with a felony count of distribution of child pornography.

Prosecutors allege Dixon violated state law on Jan. 21 “by causing numerous digital files of child pornography to be distributed through the Bit Torrent peer-to-peer network, when the defendant knew the nature and character of the contents of said child pornography.”

Dixon, of SW 12th Street in Yukon, could be headed back to prison after being caught during a Canadian County Sheriff’s Office investigation.

The defendant on Jan. 21 downloaded eight video/image files showing a “prepubescent female, approximately eight to 10 years old, modeling nude and being vaginally raped by an adult male,” according to a probable cause affidavit signed by a sheriff’s deputy.

The deputy tracked the IP address to an account at a home in the 5600 block of Steeple Run Drive in Mustang.

A search warrant was served at the address on Feb. 1, where sheriff’s investigators spoke with Dixon.

“James advised (his computer) ‘caught a virus’ so he ‘wiped everything and started over’,” according to the affidavit.

Asked about the child pornography, he told the deputy he “could have downloaded a virus that allowed somebody remote access to my server.”

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TRIED TO BREAK DEVICE

While speaking with Capt. Adam Flowers, Dixon allegedly tried to break his personal cellular device with his hands. Another deputy had to restrain Dixon and recovered the device under his bed.

“James then moved forward and began banging his head on his dresser and busted his forehead open causing him to bleed,” the affidavit reads.

Dixon was taken to the Canadian County Jail where he was booked on complaints of possession of child pornography, obstructing an officer and destroying evidence.

The defendant previously served time in state prison after being convicted in October 2014 on two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in Cleveland County in District Court. He received a deferred sentence on a felony charge of manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance in Custer County District Court.

Dixon, represented by public defender Craig Corgan, remains at the Canadian County Jail in El Reno. A preliminary hearing conference is set March 22 before Special Judge Khristan Strubhar.

The felony crime of distribution of child pornography is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a maximum $25,000 fine. However, as a convicted felon, Dixon could be sentenced to 10 years to life in prison on this latest charge.

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