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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Police say one of the state's largest distributors of child pornography is behind bars. The suspect lives in Oklahoma City and police say he unknowingly shared child porn with online detectives in Canadian County.

Once they got a search warrant for his house, they say they found one of the largest collections of child porn they've seen in a long time.

A couple of old battered chairs sit on the front porch and a wind chime calls each time the wind shows up, but inside authorities say cameras in every room of the house keep track of people.

Adam Flowers is a detective with the Canadian County Sheriff's Department.

He keeps track of suspected criminals including the one living inside this home.

"The gentleman was sending and trading child pornography," Flowers said. "I was able to make two downloads, two videos of children engaged in sexual acts."

It was those two videos that investigators say lead them to hundreds and hundreds of despicable, unthinkable acts of child porn, captured in pictures and videos and then shared by an elaborate computer system police say Sharay Crowder set up behind these doors.

"Upon review we found approximately 400 videos and images of child pornography," Flowers said. "Victim ranges were anywhere from 5 to 14 years old."

Authorities say Crowder's seven children also live in the home.

They were taken from the home along with seven computers, several hard drives and electronic media detectives believe he used to share illegal material.

Nobody answered the door at his house, the place police say was a hub for child porn distribution all over the world.

"He had his computer sharing this publicly for anybody to get ahold of," Flowers said.

Investigators say for many people child porn is like a type of currency they use to buy and exchange other pornography.

Crowder was charged with distribution and aggravated possession of child porn.

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