PONCA CITY — A Ponca City man was arrested Tuesday after being charged with producing child pornography, authorities reported.
Joel David Bolay, 27, was arrested in his home after being charged with producing child pornography, distributing child pornography and lewd or indecent acts with a child younger than 16, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.
OSBI agents received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that nude images of a female child were being distributed on the Internet. OSBI and Ponca City police identified the girl and investigated the case throughout the weekend, OSBI reported.
The Kay County district attorney’s office filed charges against Bolay after investigators presented their case.
Bolay was a volunteer youth leader at the Ponca City Foursquare Gospel Church, and the child victim is not a member of that church, OSBI reported.
Bolay was taken to the Kay County jail Tuesday evening, authorities said.