Kevin Etherington, an assistant district attorney in Oklahoma, was fired after being arrested on child pornography charges.

An assistant district attorney in Stillwater, Oklahoma, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

According to KOKH-TV, Kevin Etherington, 53, the first assistant district attorney for Logan and Payne counties, was arrested this week on one count of aggravated possession of child pornography and one count of violating the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.

In September, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children forwarded a tip to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, which resulted in a search warrant being executed on Monday at Etherington’s home.

 

Etherington was then arrested and transported to the Payne County Jail.

“I cannot express how dismayed and disappointed I am about this development,” District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas said about the case, according to The Oklahoman.

“I personally find the manufacture, distribution and possession of child pornography to be both disgusting and incredibly damaging to individual victims and society,” Thomas added.

Payne County Court Office in Stillwater, Oklahoma
“I cannot express how dismayed and disappointed I am about this development,” District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas said.
Kevin Etherington
Kevin Etherington, an assistant district attorney in Oklahoma, was arrested on one count of aggravated possession of child pornography.

Thomas said Etherington has been terminated from his position.

“While the accused stands innocent of the alleged crime until proven guilty, my review of the investigation has resulted in this person’s dismissal from employment by my office,” Thomas said.

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