Edmond man charged with child pornography

An Edmond man is out of jail and facing six felony charges relating to possession and distribution of child pornography.

Edmond Police received a cyber tip in November relating to a Kik Messenger account after 12 suspected child pornography images or videos connected to an email account.

Kik is a cross-platform application used for communicating with friends in group chats or direct messages.

With the use of a search warrant for technology information, the IP addresses returned to a residence and business. Along with matching locations, Kik returned information showing David Stover had uploaded selfies to the social media account, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Investigators found at least 15 different child pornography files.

A search warrant on Stover’s residence was conducted on Feb. 15.

During an interview, Stover allegedly admitted to investigators that he owned the Kik account and the email account used to access the account, according to investigators.

Stover said he belonged to multiple Kik groups and would save the child pornography from one group to repost to another group. He added he had to post the pornography or he would get kicked out of the group, according to the report.

Investigators report that Stover informed them he had inclinations toward eight to 12-year-old girls.

Stover was given a $300,000 bond but was later lowered to $150,000, which he made the bond, for three charges of distribution of child pornography, two charges of possession of child pornography, and one charge of the Computer Crimes Act.

He’s expected back in court on April 22.


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