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Canadian County Sheriff’s Office featured in ‘Undercover Underage’ television series

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West

By Jacob Sturm

Canadian County’s Sheriff’s Office is basking in the spotlight as part of Undercover Underage
Season 2 airing on ID Network.

Maj. Adam Flowers of the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office said the collaboration with the
group filming the television series started when a predator with a history with Canadian County reached out to the Safe from Online Sex Abuse (SOSA) group unknowingly. Flowers said SOSA gave a call to the CCSO for the next steps and featured the Sheriff’s Office in an episode of Season 1 of the show.

When Season 2 was approaching, SOSA reached out to Canadian County Sheriff Christ West and told him of their desire to feature the CCSO and work with the county’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force for the season.

Flowers said the television show started filming on June 1, 2022.

“Sheriff West was always big about education and protecting kids,” Flowers said. “We’ve been
very successful in the Internet Crimes Against Children unit here in Canadian County. We’ve
been doing these cases since 2011. With SOSA coming in, they would be able to provide
resources. They were able to do the decoy work, while we were able to do the investigative
work. So, having a two-pronged attack (allowed for) a more efficient project.”

Flowers said they were able to catch 23 predators since SOSA started filming in the county.

“I think the parents out there, and people watching this show, (will learn from it) in seeing just how technologically savvy that some of these predators are in how they work, in how they
groom kids and what kind of danger kids are in if they don’t have restrictions or parents that
check up on them,” Flowers said.

Flowers said the predators caught were mainly nabbed off of popular social media sites where
kids may have access to every day.

He said CCSO has a computer forensic unit, a mobile forensic unit and three investigators who work full-time with Internet Crimes Against Children cases. Flowers said Sheriff West has dedicated funds to keep it growing due to the rapid growth of the county.

“I think it’s important that the citizens know that Sheriff West is dedicated and every year we
grow the Internet Crimes Against Children task force,” Flowers said. “We add forensic
equipment. We send people to training… We’re constantly doing search warrants. Sheriff West assists us and does search warrants with us. He goes out and does arrests with us.”

For those working closely with those cases, the county sheriff’s office brings in mental health
experts, professionals and more to help give these workers opportunities to get things off of
their chest.

There is also a peer support group that helps make sure those investigators are ok following

“I just encourage people to watch the show,” Flowers said. “It’s a great learning platform for
families to see what predators use and the tactics predators use and how they work. I know it’s going to be tough to watch… and it’s going to be uncomfortable at times, but this is real life and kids are being targeted. So, I really encourage the parents to sit down with their families and watch it and be thankful that they’re in a county that takes it so seriously that we have full-time resources combating this.”


  1. Randi Owens on June 26, 2023 at 8:51 pm

    Huge HUGE fan of this show and all of the hard work done by everyone involved!

  2. Johanna on June 27, 2023 at 10:16 am

    I love watching the show as a mother of 3 girls it opened up my eyes,2 out of 3 of my girls are adults now but I have a 13 year old who is always on social media and I sat her down and we watched the show together and we have conversations about it now my daughter educates her friends and yes even her boy friends because boys get assaulted too.Thank you for doing this and giving young kids a voice.

  3. Debbie Beck on June 27, 2023 at 10:45 am

    I’m grateful for the time and effort they spend trying to make it safe for others. Coming from a grandmothers view we can’t get enough of them off the street. Two daughters, lots of granddaughters. Thank you

  4. Food for thought on June 30, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    Wonder how many are innocent?

    People need to read about the corruption happening in that department. I bet only 70% of their arrests are lawful or correct. Before I read some of it, I believed the news hey this guys a pedo, he had these pics blah blah blah– lock em up and throw away the key. Screw their excuses, etc

    It’s a computer program arresting people now, an ai platform if you will. This then gets a warrant, which then causes the search, then HOPEFULLY they find what they said

    Both West AND Flowers are on citizen brady lists; with the 2 wrongful term suits they just had- they are probably just on the REAL brady list. Google Oklahoma brady list

    There’s also an entire website just talking about their sex scandals. Pretty strange we have SO many pedophiles here?? They all said let’s go to Oklahoma? Easier to convince farm kids or something?

    The Norman Tea Party’s al Gerhart did some EXCELLENT journalism in regards to the issue.

    In quite a few cases, flowers has had muuuuuuultiple people talk about how he made them uncomfortable by showing them some ^#&$*Ed up porn they didn’t ask to see (almost like it was a meme?). He definitely does AND had taken evidence home. I’ve even seen a photograph where an attorney demanded the chain of custody evidence form…. it was a sticky note just saying “I performed this search. ” OH also he was on the news once for throwing a fit about not being allowed to take his gun into frontier city lol..

    What’s going to end up happening is they’re gonna accuse a guy, blast him on the news as a pedo (with the world allegedly used ONCE in the article), that ruins their job, destroys their social circle, just. Its literally the worst thing u could ever accuse someone of…AND if they have KIDS it makes their lives hell. Can u imagine being a high school student and having ppl snide about ur daddy being arrested? Did he do this or that or … kids are mean. The accusation without being 100% certain is literally deadly. You can get someone hurt or killed with these kind of allegations. Or make them kill theirs elves.

    What if u were wrong…. what if they were innocent. Look what you just did to their life. They are going to sue canadian county out of its existence. . Haha. . It’ll be like that Making a Murderer thing. But making a pedophile

    If he and west aren’t already under investigation from the FBI , they’re about to be. Too much heat in too little time.

    They have a 100% conviction rate. Do u have a weak case? Pfft it’s ok let’s call the news and tell em we just arrested another one. On the allegations alone

    Dhs could get ur kids
    Ur family is going to be shocked and distancing
    Ur career is done and over
    Ur friends ain’t ur friends
    Ppl WILL look up ur address to come hurt u.
    IF anyone in ok County even thinks ur in their on kid charges…
    Think u can get hired? Anywhere? Ever?

  5. Paula Arcara on July 2, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    These stings need to be performed all over the US. Children must be protected. Hopefully now predators are avoiding the area and vicinity surrounding Canadian County. Having watched the show since its first airing, information obtained by this wonderful organization was all but ignored when handed to other law enforcement agencies. We are now seeing results as are the perpetrators. We need to strike and instill fear into their world as fast as they instill it into our children. How can I help? South Florida

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