The Duncan Banner

June 18, 2013

Digital images land man behind bars on child porn charges

The Banner Staff
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Samuel Wesley Brackeen, 34, of Duncan, was charged in Stephens County District Court with two felony counts related to pornography.

Brackeen was originally arrested on both counts.

According to the affidavit filed in district court on June 14, count 1 was possession of child pornography, AFCF, from Jan. 23 to Jan. 30; and count 2 was manufacturing child pornography, on or about Jan. 3, at a Comanche residence.

Count 1 involves allegations that Brackeen downloaded on a digital tablet, pornography of children under the age of 18. Count 2, is that he allegedly manufactured pornography by recording himself approaching a child while she was sleeping and recording her private areas while she was asleep.

Brackeen had his first appearance Monday, based on court records, and bond was set at $500,000. He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing conference at 2 p.m. July 19.

The charges were brought forth after investigation by Duncan Police Department and investigators. Court documents indicated that an individual had purchased the digital tablet, a Nextbook, from EZ Pawn and discovered photos on the tablet, including a video allegedly of Brackeen, identified by a greenish colored tattoo of the sun on his left hand with writing on the knuckles.

After contacting first the pawn shop, and then further investigation of the digital device, it was discovered there were more than 200 pictures of child pornography, adult pornography and videos, including the one of the juvenile asleep.

Brackeen also allegedly attempted suicide, according to the affidavit.

According to the On Demand Court Records online, Brackeen has several previous offenses, including a burglary in the second degree charge dating back to 2008, which was a suspended sentence that a request for revocation was filed Monday. On that charge, he is to reappear in court at 1:30 p.m. July 2, and bond was set at $6,000. He originally had entered a plea of guilty to that charge and received 7 years suspended except for the first year and credit for time served.

The minor child in the video has also been interviewed at the Mary Abbott House in Norman. A forensic interview was conducted on the child but she did not disclose any information of the incident, noted the affidavit.