Former deputy accused of child rape has electronics seized

Posted at 10:35 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 09:45:16-04

New developments in the case of a former Tulsa County deputy accused of molestation. Tulsa police say they've now seized all electronics from Josh Wood's house. Wood was arrested last month in a child rape case in Wagoner County. 

The Tulsa Police Child Crisis Unit says when they get a search warrant in a molestation case, they frequently find child porn on the suspect's electronic devices. 

It's been two weeks since 34-year-old Josh Wood bonded out of the Wagoner County jail. He's accused of molesting an 11-year-old in June. TPD Child Crisis unit says they received a similar case July 17th involving Wood and 5-year-old. They're still investigating and just recently the Cyber Crimes Unit confiscated all of Wood's electronics. 

"What they actually told me is that they found questionable pictures on his computer," TPD Corporal Greg Smith said. 

If child pornography is found, TPD says investigators in both Wagoner and Tulsa County would need to go through all the images and videos. 

"If we find photographs or videos of our actually children or we can name a victim, then that would be under the heading of a lewd proposal or lewd acts involving a minor," Corporal Smith said. 

Wood faces a count of first degree rape by instrumentation in Wagoner County from the alleged incident in June.  TPD says they'll know in a month if he faces charges in Tulsa County. 

"If you have pictures or videos that you've taken of a particular child where you're filing under the molestation statue, that's up to life if the child is under 12," Corporal Smith said. 

If images or either alleged victim is found on Wood's devices, TPD says he could face possession of child pornography and would have cases running in both counties.