According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, on May 16, 2016, Tecumseh Police Department (TPD) requested the OSBI Internet Crimes Against Children Unit open a full investigation into allegations that Philip Jan Cannon was in possession of child pornography at his personal office in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.
With the assistance of the Pottawatomie County District Attorney’s Office investigators, TPD, the Pottawatomie County’s Sheriff’s Office, and Shawnee Police Department, the OSBI found more than 1500 images of child pornography in Cannon’s office.
Some of the children in the pictures were known to Cannon and dated back several decades.
Two days after the warrant, the OSBI arrested Cannon on one count of Possession of Child Pornography.
On May 17, 2018, Cannon was convicted by a jury of his peers on one count of Possession of Child Pornography.
He was taken into custody and will be held in county jail until formal sentencing on June 27, 2018.
Cannon faces 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine