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Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


12/19/12                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Middle School Band Director Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

This morning (12/19/2012) members of the OSBI Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested Eric W. Mowery (dob: 11/16/1974) at his home, 12808 Brandon Place, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The case was initiated by a Guthrie police officer conducting an undercover investigation into the sharing of child pornography over the Internet.  Mowery distributed several files containing pornographic images of children to the Guthrie officer.  ICAC task force members from the Guthrie Police Department, Edmond Police Department, OSBI, and OSBI’s Computer Crimes Unit served a search warrant at Mowery’s residence this morning.  Several computer-related items were seized.  An on-scene preview of the computer-related items revealed child pornography on at least six items.  Mowery is a band director at Hefner Middle School in the Putnam City School District.  At this point, there is no indication that any of the images contained in Mowery’s computer equipment are of local children. Mowery was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on six counts of Possession of Child Pornography, one count of Distribution of Child Pornography, and one count of Violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.