U.S. Marshals Offer $10,000 Reward for Alleged Child Sex Abuser
Watkins elevated to major case status
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For Immediate Release
Callen Stephens, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Oklahoma City, OK – The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an Enid man wanted on charges he manufactured and distributed child sex abuse images.
The U.S. Marshals Western District of Oklahoma Metro Fugitive Task Force is working with the Enid Police Department to locate and arrest Brice Gage Watkins, 22, who is alleged to have filmed himself sexually abusing a baby and distributing the video via social media. The child turned 1 in June.
Enid PD charged him Aug. 14 with one felony count of distribution of child pornography. Additional charges of manufacturing child pornography and three counts of lewd acts with a child under 12 were added Aug. 28.
Anyone with information on Watkins' whereabouts is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals Service District Office, the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102, or submit a tip using USMS Tips.
The mission of the Metro Fugitive Task Force is to locate and apprehend federal, state and local fugitives. Participating agencies include the U.S. Marshals Service, FBI, ATF, Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Cleveland County Sheriff's Office, Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, Comanche County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest City Police Department, Federal Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.
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