MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma (March 10, 2023) – Special Agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested Tyler Fries, 23, on multiple felony charges related to child pornography.
The investigation began on December 6, 2022, when the OSBI ICAC Unit received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the uploading of child pornography to a Google account. During the investigation, Fries was identified as the subject associated with the Google account.
On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, agents with the OSBI ICAC Unit, with the assistance of the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant at a house in the 4000 block of Elwell Road in Muskogee. Fries was arrested at the home and booked into the Muskogee County Jail. He is facing the following charges:
Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography
Publish/Distribute/Participate in Obscene Material
Violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act
The OSBI was assisted by the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office, Tulsa Police Department Sexual Predator Investigations and Digital Evidence Recovery Unit (SPDR), Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.