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09/04/12                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           

 

Norman Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

August 30, 2012, members of the Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested William Allen Barwick (dob: 8/4/1962) at his residence, 1003 North 5th Street, Noble, Oklahoma. The case was initiated by Noble Police receiving information that Barwick had child pornography on his laptop computer. Noble Police and the OSBI ICAC Unit initiated a joint investigation. In the early morning hours last Thursday, task force members followed Barwick from a Wal-Mart in Norman where he was employed. Task force members detained Barwick when he did not go straight home and asked him to accompany officers to his residence. Barwick agreed and upon arriving at his home, task force members conducted a search. Child pornography was found on Barwick’s laptop computer and on a hard drive. Several other pieces of computer equipment were seized and all evidence was sent to the OSBI Computer Crimes Unit for forensic examination. The investigation continues to determine if any local children are in the images.

Photo of William Allen Barwick