A 39-year-old former Enid man charged in February with possession of child pornography is facing further charges after another affidavit was filed in the case against him.

Eduardo Villegas appeared Friday before Special District Judge Brian Lovell on the newest charges.

Villegas was first charged Feb. 11 of this year with a single count of possession of child pornography.

Villegas was arrested in Beckham County after the charge was filed and a warrant issued for his arrest. He was extradited back to Garfield County.

Enid Police Department Sgt. Dustin Albright began an undercover online investigation into the exploitation of children and located a user in possession of child pornography files. The Internet service provider address belonged to an Enid address during the time of the investigation.

Albright tracked Villegas to Elk City with the help of the Beckham County Sheriff’s Office. Members of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force assisted EPD by arresting Villegas in Elk City for the Garfield County warrant.

Albright continued his investigation of Villegas and additional charges and a second affidavit were filed July 2. The additional charges were two counts each of lewd molestation and procurement of child porn.

On Friday, another affidavit was filed and Villegas had further charges added, including two counts of first-degree rape, four counts of forcible sodomy, 12 counts of procurement of child porn and 18 counts of lewd molestation.

During Friday's hearing, Lovell asked Assistant District Attorney Jason Siegars what the state requested for bond.

"The state requests $1 million, judge," Siegars said.

"That sounds very reasonable," Lovell replied.

Villegas' court-appointed attorney, Tim Beebe, withdrew from the case due to a conflict. Lovell appointed Edward Kelly to represent Villegas and set an appearance for 1:15 p.m. Monday.

According to the newest affidavit by Albright field in the case, a tip was received last October from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children concerning an Internet user uploading images of child pornography.

Albright contacted the user’s Internet service provider and was told Villegas was the name connected to the user uploading the files, which depicted prepubescent girls engaged in sexual acts, according to the affidavit. Albright found the files being shared by the user name connected to Villegas.

Albright obtained a photograph of Villegas that showed Villegas wearing a brown belt with a cross design on it and a knife in the pocket of his pants with a wood-colored handle. Albright saw the same belt and knife in one of the images where a man was wearing pink panties on the account registered to Villegas, according to the affidavit.

On Feb. 9, forensic interviews were conducted with two girls, then ages 16 and 14. Both girls disclosed Villegas had touched them inappropriately.

The 16-year-old girl said Villegas would touch her inappropriately with his bare hands and make her kiss him using tongues. The 14-year-old girl said Villegas would touch her inappropriately with his hands and mouth, and she would have to touch him with her hands and mouth.

On Feb. 10, OSBI agents arrested Villegas in Beckham County on the original child pornography case filed in Garfield County.

At the time of Villegas' arrest, agents seized two cellphones and a computer from Villegas, which later were examined, according to the affidavit. Agents also found the belt with the cross design at the address where Villegas was arrested.

On May 28, Albright interviewed Villegas at the Garfield County Detention Facility.

Villegas admitted he received images of child pornography via email and he saved the images to his phone. Villegas also told Albright he thought “someone was trying to set him up,” according to the affidavit. Villegas said he’d also received images of child pornography via the Kik application on his phone. Villegas said he saved as much as he could so he could eventually show someone that someone was trying to set him up.

Albright was contacted June 16 by OSBI agent Jordan Solorzano who had results of the examinations on the phones seized from Villegas during his arrest.

Solorzano said there was a “large amount” of images and videos that were immediately apparent to her to be child pornography, according to the affidavit. She said she also believed there was a 10-year-old girl Villegas knew depicted in some of the images and videos.

The agent said she spoke to the girl’s mother and she said she believed her daughter was depicted in at least one of the images found on Villegas’ phone, according to the affidavit.

Albright and Solorzano met with the girl’s mother at the Enid Police Department June 23.

That same day, Albright and Solorzano went to Villegas’ former address and obtained permission to search the house. They were able to match several background items of the house to the same background items visible in the images and videos of child pornography, according to the affidavit.

On June 23, Albright and Solorzano spoke with Villegas at the Garfield County Detention Facility. Albright told Villegas the forensic examinations of the phones taken from him were complete.

Albright told Villegas he thought Villegas would know what was found and Villegas said, "A lot more," according to the affidavit.

Solorzano provided Albright with copies of the videos and images taken from Villegas' phone and there are "in excess of 100 files that were immediately apparent to be child pornography," Albright wrote in the affidavit.

The following three and a half pages of the affidavit describe videos and images of a girls age 10, either posed nude or involved in sexual acts.

On July 8, a forensic interview was conducted with a 13-year-old girl that had contact with Villegas.

The teen described three different incidents where Villegas had touched her inappropriately with his bare hands.

Villegas faces five years to life without parole on each count of first-degree rape; up to 20 years imprisonment for each count of forcible sodomy; 25 years to life on each count of lewd molestation; up to 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $25,000 on each count of procurement of child pornography; and up to 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $25,000 on the possession of child pornography charge.

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Rains is police and court reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. He can be reached at crains@enidnews.com.

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