Hydro Assistant Police Chief Arrested on Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

January 29, 2021

By News Director Jared Atha

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation announced Friday that its Internet Crimes Against Children Unit arrested the assistant chief of the Hydro Police Department on multiple child sexual exploitation charges.

According to the OSBI, agents served a search warrant Thursday in the 600 block of N. Broadway in Hydro. As a result of the search warrant, 35-year-old Tyler Wesley Davis, who is also a Caddo County Sheriff’s Office reserve deputy, was arrested.

Davis is facing multiple charges including three counts of rape in the first degree, three counts of rape by instrumentation, three counts of distribution of obscene or indecent writings or pictures, two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.

Between April and September 2020, OSBI officials said a social media platform reported a user uploading multiple sexually explicit files of a pre-pubescent female. The social media platform reported the images to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The organization then notified the OSBI since the internet provider address was traced to Oklahoma.

Authorities said the OSBI investigation led to Davis. He was arrested Thursday without incident and booked into the Grady County Jail. His bond has not been set.

OSBI urges anyone who suspects a child is being sexually exploited to contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children immediately at 1-800-THE-LOST or cybertipline.org. Tipsters can also contact the OSBI ICAC Unit at (800) 522-8017 or by email at tips@osbi.ok.gov.