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Child porn suspect turns himself in to police


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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 2/05 10:32 pm Published: 2/05 8:01 pm


Tulsa, Ok ---

Tulsa police detectives make a big arrest in the fight against child pornography.

A man they’ve been seeking on the distribution and collection of child porn turned himself in Wednesday morning.

Officers say Christopher Lee Pauli walked into the detective division around 9:00AM.

Records show Pauli admitted to detectives that he’s struggled with child porn for years and at the urging of his family, he finally turned himself in.

He’s accused of sharing files containing child porn and distributing video and images of children in various stages of sexual activity.

Pauli was charged with five counts back in November of 2013, records show. Officers say they discovered more than 4,000 images during a search of his apartment.

“This morning he walked into the detective division and just advised that he wanted to turn himself in,” says detective, Darin Shipley.

Jason Weis works with the Demand Project here in Tulsa.

The organization focuses on stopping child exploitation whether it’s child porn, online enticement or sex trafficking.

Weis says Pauli probably had an overwhelming reason to give himself up.

"It involves a lot of guilt and a lot of condemnation. That whole area is so dark, and I know a lot of people and I've read that when they are finally arrested it's almost a relief because they just can't handle that burden,” says Weis.

Weis tells FOX23 there’s a big misconception of what child porn really is.

"A lot of people's perception of child pornography is naked kids in a bathtub or they're running around in the backyard naked. It's not anywhere near that. We're talking beastiality, and we're talking kid on kid,” says Weis.

That’s why officers say it’s so important Pauli is now off the streets.

"Anytime we get someone who is involved in child pornography off the street it's a good catch because other crimes can come because of it,” says Shipley.

OSBI says right now in the state of Oklahoma, there are nearly 2,000 computers that are viewing, distributing or downloading child porn on a daily basis.


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