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March 7, 2013

Man faces sex, child porn charges

ENID, Okla. —

A 27-year-old Enid man was arraigned Thursday on felony charges as a result of an undercover online investigation by Enid Police Department.

Kristapher Lee Walker was arraigned on charges of soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology, and possession of child pornography.

Walker faces up to 10 years and/or a fine of up to $10,000 on the first charge, and no more than 20 years and/or a fine of not more than $25,000 on the child pornography charge.

Walker is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond and was ordered to return to court April 8 for a bond appearance.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Sgt. Dustin Albright was assigned Feb. 20 to investigate a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The report of the tip said Walker was “sexting” a 14-year-old girl from Ohio.

Albright spoke with the girl’s mother, who said she found out her daughter was talking to an man named “Tim Smith” with an Oklahoma phone number, according to the affidavit. The woman said her daughter told her she and the man would have “phone sex.”

The woman said she began texting the man saying she was 14, and she said the man began talking about sex with her, according to the affidavit. She said she put the man’s phone number into Google and came up with a website with a story about incest. She said at the bottom of the story was a comment from “Tim,” with the same number she’d been texting, asking girls to call or sext a 32-year-old man. She said she typed the phone number in the search field on Facebook and it went to a page for Kris Walker.

Using an undercover email address and phone number, Albright spoke with the man via text message, posing as a 13-year-old living in Enid.

The man began asking questions of Albright that were sexual in nature, and began asking if and when they could meet, according to the affidavit. Albright asked the man how old he was, and he said 27. Albright asked if being 13 was bad for him and the man replied “... no that’s great lol.”

The man began asking when they could meet, stating he wanted to meet that week. He then asked for a photo, and Albright emailed him an age regressed photograph done by an artist with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The man then sent a photo of himself, titled “kris walker.”

Albright was able to find Walker’s home through law enforcement records searches and other public records searches. He found an address of 1517 Pawnee for a Kristapher L. Walker, who was 27 years old. The address also had active utilities under the name Kristapher Walker.

On Feb. 21, Albright spoke with Walker at work, recognizing him from the photograph that was sent, according to the affidavit. Walker agreed to speak with Albright and admitted he was the one texting back and forth, according to the affidavit. He confirmed his phone number was the one Albright was in contact with.

Walker said he just wanted to hang out and visit. He told Albright he really didn’t want to have sex with the 13-year-old girl he thought he was texting, that he was just role playing, according to the affidavit. He said he knew it was illegal to touch a child but did not know it was illegal to talk about sex with them, according to the affidavit.

Walker told Albright he was texting back and forth with a couple of other girls he believed are 14 and 15 years old, according to the affidavit. He said the girl he believed to be 14 years old sent him naked pictures of herself and he stored them on his cell phone, according to the affidavit.

Walker acknowledged he knew this was child pornography, according to the affidavit. Albright seized the phone while they were talking.

Albright obtained a search warrant for Walker’s phone Feb. 22 and located “numerous” photos of what appear to be a young girl exposing her breasts and genitals, according to the affidavit. The photos were attached to a name and a phone number.

Albright called the number and spoke with a 15 year-old girl, who lives in Minnesota.

She confirmed with Albright she was texting back and forth with “Tim” and that she sent him sexually explicit photos, according to the affidavit. Albright also located evidence Walker had sent explicit photos of himself to the girl.

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