On 04-28-2024 Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Investigator J. Carey was provided a cybertip about an individual in Wagoner County that was possibly possessing and distributing child pornography.  Investigator Carey is also a Task Force Officer for the Office of Homeland Security (HSI) and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Division.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (Also known as NCMEC) provided a cyber tip to Investigator Carey that alleged a subject in Wagoner County was using Discord to commit illegal acts.  Discord had submitted a tip to NCMEC advising them that the person associated with an account had shared illegal photos of children.

With this information, Investigator Carey conducted an investigation in an attempt to identify a suspect.  Upon submitting multiple subpoenas, Inv. Carey was able to identify the suspect distributing child pornography as Nathan A Gatewood of Wagoner, OK.

On 06-20-2024 Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office Investigators and Deputies, along with Agents from the Office of Homeland Security executed an arrest warrant and search warrant at the suspects home in the City of Wagoner.  Nathan A Gatewood was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Wagoner County Detention Center where he was booked into the same.

Nathan A Gatewood was charged with Prepare or Distribute Obscene Material or Child Pornography and Buy, Procure, Possess Child Pornography.  He is currently being held in the Wagoner County Detention Center with no bond. 

The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office will continue to aggressively pursue subjects that are involved in these types of crimes.  We will continue to partner with the Office of Homeland Security and additional agencies to ensure that Wagoner County remains safe from these criminals that are victimizing our hard-working residents, especially our children.