The Oklahoma Attorney General’s office has filed a case in Carter County court against Dustin Eugene Jolly of Springer.
Evidence in the arrest affidavit and the charging information filed with the court show felony charges of distribution child pornography and violation of the Oklahoma computer crimes act.
The investigator, Melissa Travis-Neal, is an agent with the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children’s Unit. The  affidavit of probable cause filed by Travis-Neal in this case showed that an undercover investigation of child porn sharing was conducted from December 9, 2017 to March 10, 2018. During that investigation, Travis-Neal searched a popular peer-to-peer network, BitTorrent, for files of interest which were available from users located in Oklahoma.
The investigator was able to pinpoint one user from which several files of interest in other child pornography investigations were available. She was also able to download or partially download those files from that user’s IP address. The files obtained from the suspect’s internet location included explicit video files with underage females committing lewd acts, sometimes with adults participating in those acts.
Travis-Neal’s search of the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) showed the IP address was allocated to Chickasaw Telephone Company. She then requested and was granted a Multi-County Grand Jury subpoena in order to gain access to subscriber information. The telecommunications company responded on January 5, 2018. A search warrant was requested for Jolly’s residence on March 14 and executed on March 16.
When interviewed after the warrant was served, Jolly said, “I would say I’m the guilty party. I have looked at stuff.” Jolly further admitted to using a tablet found in the home to obtain and view child pornography. Investigators found that another pornographic file was downloaded from the site the night before the search warrant was executed. Jolly said he used specific search terms known to return child porn though he did not know what the terms meant. Jolly told investigators he preferred picture and video files that showed girls who appeared to be about 15, but had also viewed files with younger girls. Jolly said he had used torrent engines “forever.”
According to the charging information filed by Matthew Adams with the state’s Attorney General’s office, if convicted of distribution of child pornography, Jolly could face imprisonment for a term not exceeding 20 years and a fine of not more than $25,000, or both for each count filed against him. For the felony charge of violation of the state’s computer crimes act, Jolly could face not more than 5 years in prison and/or a fine of not more than $5,000.