Former Tulsa Foster Care Provider Accused Of Sharing Child Porn Videos


Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 7:12 am
By: News On 6


Authorities arrested a 44-year-old Tulsa man Wednesday following a month long child pornography investigation. According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the man is a former respite care provider for foster children.

OSBI began the undercover investigation into the sharing of child porn videos on August 6. They said their investigation led them to a computer belonging to Timothy Cheatwood.  A report said the OSBI tracked the computer's IP address to a residence in the 6400 block of East 95th Place just off the Creek Turnpike.  

On September 2, authorities searched Cheatwood's home and computer. When questioned, investigators said Cheatwood admitted to using a peer-to-peer network to share child porn videos.

Cheatwood was arrested and booked into the Tulsa County jail on a complaint of being in possession of child pornography.  He is being held on a $100,000 bond with a court appearance set for September 9.

Investigators want foster parents who had contact with Cheatwood to call the OSBI hotline at 1-800-522-8017.