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OSBI agents arrest 26-year-old Cherokee County man on multiple child pornography charges

Hansen Martin Leroy Johnson

Agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) arrested 26-year-old Hansen Martin Leroy Johnson Friday on multiple child pornography charges.

The case originated in October when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) forwarded a cyber tip they received from a social media platform to the OSBI.

The tip included an image and short video showing an adult sexually abusing an infant. The OSBI ICAC Unit opened a case and began investigating Johnson, who is --according to his Facebook page --employed by Tahlequah Central Academy, a chancel choir director at a local Presbyterian church and a substitute teacher for the Tahlequah School District

A search warrant was executed at a residence on South 458 Road in Tahlequah where Johnson lives. Based on the execution of that warrant, Johnson was taken into custody without incident.

Johnson is charged with Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography, Distribution of Child Pornography and Violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act. He is currently in the Cherokee County Detention Center and is being held without bond.

The investigation remains open to determine if there are additional victims in Oklahoma.

This investigation and subsequent arrest of Johnson was a joint effort between the OSBI ICAC Task Force, which includes OSBI Agents, the Tulsa Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit, and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Green Country Child Exploitation Task Force. The OSBI would also like to thank the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service Tactical Team for keeping the scene secure and all law enforcement safe.

If you suspect a child is being sexually exploited, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children immediately at 1-800-THE-LOST or www.cybertipline.com. You can also contact the OSBI Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit at (800) 522-8017 or tips@osbi.ok.gov.

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