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Sex Offender Arrested for Blackmailing Ex for Pornography
A registered sex offender is behind bars and accused of blackmailing is former girlfriend to get child pornography.
Logan County Sheriff Deputies arrested Brandon Whitson, 27, Friday.
Investigators say Whitson threatened the estranged mother of his child to provide him with obscene and pornographic photographs, and her undergarments. Whitson allegedly repeatedly threatened to post obscene, pornographic photographs of his victim unless she complied with his demands.
Whitson is also charged with violations of the Oklahoma Computer Crime Act, and Stalking. Whitson is accused of actually posting the photos after his victim did not comply with his demands.
The photos were posted to a file sharing website based out of Hungary. The victim’s photographs were placed into a section for Oklahoma-based photographs. Whitson is accused of labeling the photographs of his victim with her name, telephone number and place of employment in an attempt to coerce the victim to comply with his demands.
Investigators are searching for potential additional victims from this offender. If you are a potential victim, or know of another potential victim, you are urged to contact the Logan County Sheriff’s Office (405)282-1500 to make a report.
Posted: Friday, February 1 2013, 09:21 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. House panel approves $40M for Indian museum
May 20, 2013 17:17 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A plan to divert $40 million in use taxes over three years to help complete construction of an American Indian Cultural Center and Museum along the banks of the Oklahoma River has cleared a House committee.
A House budget panel on Monday voted 13-10 for the measure, which would divert the tax revenue beginning in fiscal year 2015. Use taxes are those paid on Internet purchases and tangible personal property purchased out of state and brought into Oklahoma. The taxes are expected to generate about $244 million next year.
Museum supporters say they've secured $40 million in pledges from private donors and only need one final $40 million appropriation from the Legislature to complete the project.
A separate $40 million for a museum in Tulsa will be considered Monday afternoon.
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