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UPDATE: Man arrested on child porn charges worked at treatment center for Native youth

Authorities said a man who was arrested for possession of child pornography worked at the Jack Brown Regional Treatment Center.


According to a report written by Cherokee County Sheriff's Sgt. Ryan Robison, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations Internet Crimes Against Children task force was alerted of the alleged crime taking place at Kevin Ray Miller's residence on Allen Road.


Authorities discovered images of a juvenile girl that were uploaded from the same IP address, which was reportedly registered to Miller.


Robison obtained a search warrant and authorities executed that warrant at Miller's house Tuesday, June 4. A cell phone and computer were seized and images and videos of child pornography were found.


"During the preview, approximately 112 images and approximately nine videos of child sexual abuse material were located," Robison said in his report. Miller was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center and booked for aggravated possession of child sexual abuse material and violation of the Computer Crimes Act.


Miller didn't want to speak with investigators without a lawyer present. Miller, a tribal member, was asked where he worked and he said he worked at the youth treatment center.


According to a JBC flyer on the Cherokee Nation Health Services website, the treatment center is a 36-bed coeducational facility that provides residential chemical dependency treatment for Native American adolescents, ages 13 to 18.


Cherokee Nation Attorney General Chad Harsha said his office filed five counts of possession and distribution of child pornography against "an employee" of the Jack Brown Regional Treatment Center.


Appropriate actions are underway to fully review this matter and we do not believe the activity resulting in these charges involved any of the clients or other staff. We take the safety and well-being of Jack Brown Regional Treatment Center clients and staff seriously as they continue to provide a safe, caring environment for all on their campus.” Harsha said.  





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