UPDATE (2:09 p.m.): WKRG News 5 has obtained the arrest report for Thomas Wilkie.
A woman first made a complaint regarding Wilkie in November 2022, according to the report. She said she was using Wilkie’s desktop computer to access her social media accounts when she saw a folder titled “Toms toys” and clicked on it, believing it would contain photos of his motorcycles and adult pornography.
Instead, she told deputies she saw multiple images of “prepubescent females in sexually explicit positions,” the report said.
In January 2023, deputies conducted a search warrant on Wilkie’s computer, which flagged that the computer contained possible child sex abuse material.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducted a forensic download on Sept. 5, 2023, and on Sept. 6, deputies viewed the images in question.
Both images allegedly depicted child sex abuse material and were deleted from the computer just before the search warrant was executed in January.
Wilkie was charged with two counts of obscene material possession, a felony offense. He was released on a $15,000 bond.
SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A former Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been arrested on child pornography charges, according to officials.
Thomas Wilkie, 66, served as a deputy from December of 1994 to July of 2016. Wilkie was booked into jail on Wednesday, Sept. 20. He was released on the same day.
WKRG News 5 is working to gather more information, including Wilkie’s arrest report. We will update this story when more information is available.