Tulsa Christian school principal facing child porn charges released from jail

By: Katie Higgins

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Federal agents say Jeff Goss was trying to view child pornography using an online application.
  • Goss is a principal at a Christian school in Tulsa.
  • He was arrested Tuesday.
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A principal at a Christian school in west Tulsa faces child porn charges.

Jeff Goss is the principal at the Christian Education Alliance in west Tulsa.

Goss was arrested Tuesday morning by federal officials after they reportedly caught Goss using an online application to view child pornography.

They say the application lets people enter chat rooms and share videos, pictures and more.

Agents from Phoenix say Goss showed his face in the chat room, and they were able to track his IP address.

Goss reportedly confessed to using the app at least five times.


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Agents say he preferred children ages 10-12 and did not care if they were girls or boys.

Goss allegedly told officers he primarily teaches children ages 12 and 13.

The school told FOX23 they did not find out about the allegations against Goss until we called them. They said he did not show up to work Wednesday.

The school's website boasts they've served homeschool families for more than 20 years.

Goss was released from jail Friday morning and put under house arrest. Officials said he cannot contact any children or use the Internet.

The school released a statement Thursday, saying Goss is no longer employed there:

"The leaders of Christian Education Alliance (CEA), a ministry of Tulsa Hills Church of the Nazarene since 1994, were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the arrest of Principal Jeffrey Goss relating to child pornography charges. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Goss family as they continue to deal with the difficult implications they are facing. The safety and well-being of the students of CEA and Tulsa Hills Church are of paramount importance to our board members and teachers. In recent years, both CEA and the church have consistently implemented a program entitled, “MinistrySafe Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Training.” Nothing in Mr. Goss’s training or background check raised any red flags with regard to his suitability to serve as principal.  There was no indication that he was involved in any illegal or immoral behavior whatsoever.   Mr. Goss is no longer employed with CEA. The leadership of CEA and Tulsa Hills Church are cooperating with all agencies in this matter."

 


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