The Canadian County Sheriff's Office is a leading Internet Crimes Against Children task force member, and it's investigators frequently make arrests of individuals accused of making indecent proposals to investigator decoys posing as minors online.
Recently, investigators arrested a 43-year-old Enid man they say sent unsolicited sexual communication to an investigator posing online as a 14-year-old girl.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Jason Seek began communicating with the undercover officer via a popular social media app. Investigators say the decoy repeatedly told Seek that she was a 14-year-old girl; however, they claim that did not deter him from making sexual advances toward her.
At one point, the man allegedly engaged in a video chat with the decoy in which he posed naked on a bed. During the call, he reportedly expressed his concern that he could go to jail because of her age, but continued the sexually explicit conversation anyway. He reportedly "used graphic and profane language to describe the sexual acts he desired to perform with her," including telling the girl he wanted to perform oral sex on her and asking her if she had ever had an orgasm.
Earlier this month, Seek reportedly told the girl that he could have a friend bring him to Yukon to meet her. Investigators arranged a meeting place with the man, and when he arrived, deputies arrested him on complaints of lewd or indecent proposals to a child under 16, meth possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies say Seek admitted that he was attempting to meet a child whom he believed to be 14 in order to have sex with her.
Seek has prior convictions from charges in 2014. In that case, he was convicted of possession of forged instruments, uttering forged instruments, meth possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced in that case to 15 years in prison with all but the first 10 years suspended.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of a sex crime, he will be required to register for life as an Oklahoma sex offender. Many current registered sex offenders find themselves in their situations because of communication with an undercover officer. These investigations must be carefully conducted to avoid entrapment of an individual who would not otherwise participate in such discussions. If you or a loved one is charged with a computer sex crime after online communications, it is imperative to contact a qualified criminal defense attorney as quickly as possible.