Oklahoma prosecutor arrested on child pornography charges

D.A. says she is "dismayed and disappointed" by charges.

Updated: November 30, 2022 - 12:26pm

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An Oklahoma prosecutor has been dismissed from his position after being arrested on child pornography and computer crimes charges. 

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a press release this week that it had arrested Kevin Etherington "on one count of Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography and one count of Violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act."

The press release listed Etherington as "First Assistant District Attorney for Payne and Logan Counties," though by Tuesday he had been dismissed from that role. 

I cannot express how dismayed and disappointed I am about this development," District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas told the Oklahoman.

The Oklahoman reported that Etherington allegedly possessed "about 153 videos and photos depicting child sexual exploitation" in connection with his Google account.

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