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Broken Arrow man convicted of possessing child porn

Posted: 10:13 PM, Feb 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-13 04:13:39Z
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A Broken Arrow man was convicted of aggravated possession of child pornography on Tuesday, the prosecutor says.

“Child pornographers are a scourge on society, forcing children to perform sex acts so that evil producers can manufacture the filth that feeds their perversion,” District 27 District Attorney Jack Thorp said. “Thanks to a diligent Wagoner County jury, one less degenerate will be free to feast on the stolen innocence of children.”

Tulsa police cybercrimes detectives said they received a file from Funk through a data sharing platform that appeared to be child porn. After executing a search warrant on Funk’s home, investigators found a computer and SD card bearing dozens of pornographic videos and image, Thorp said.

“TPD made our job a lot easier,” said Haley Robinson, the assistant district attorney who tried the case. “Once the jury saw those images that we were able to prove came from Funk’s computer and storage card, I think it made the jury’s job a lot easier to determine whether or not he was guilty.”

The jury found Funk guilty of one count of aggravated possession of child pornography and recommended a 20-year sentence and $10,000 fine. The jury also found him guilty of distribution of child pornography and recommended an additional sentence of five years and a $10,000 fine.

A judge will sentence Funk on March 12.

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