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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Oklahoma Man Indicted For Receipt And Possession of Child Pornography

An Oklahoma man was arrested yesterday after being charged by indictment with receipt and possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney R. Trent Shores. 

Thaddus Caves, 40, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 5th, with one count each of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography.  According to the indictment, in 2016, Caves knowingly received and possessed visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

The charges are the result of an investigation by the FBI’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  The matter is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney William M. Grady of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Gallant of the Northern District of Oklahoma.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.  Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims of exploitation.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

Updated February 9, 2018