Additional Molestation Charge Against Skelly Employee

A former student exclusively talks to FOX23 about the alleged abuse

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esposadenacho - 5/11/2010 2:11 PM
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Oh I know they are not public records and that reeks. Would the court be able to use any criminal activity this guy had as a youth that could be seen as a pre-indicator to what he is charged with now? Is there any kind of law that places a ban across potential childcare or educational staff if they have ever been found guilty of lewd misconduct as a youth?

AAlford - 5/11/2010 1:17 PM
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Thank you for all of your comments. This is Abbie Alford with FOX23 who reported this story. Juvenile records are not public records so not even media have access to those records, only that information would be available in court and court records (if they are mentioned). Thank you again for your comments and I will keep them in mind for future stories as this story and other stories develop.

esposadenacho - 5/11/2010 12:08 AM
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The education system should start doing their homework before hiring monsters like this. And evaluations should be conducted on every staff member at every school quarterly. Does this guy have a past record, even juvenile? I'm not sure about how to obtain juvenile records but it would make sense in an investigation like this that they would become evidence. Sometimes monsters that do these types of things have problems in their youth related to abuse, usually sexual-related. And nobody with problems like that should ever be employed in the educational field.

MamaTrav - 5/10/2010 10:52 PM
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MsBlack, I agree completely. As a Skelly parent I'm appauled at how the Principal, area superintendent and TPS has handled this situation. As a Skelly parent I have yet to see any additional information from the school or TPS on how they're handling this with our kids, any suggestions on how we could/should handle this with our kids, actually we have received absolutely no information from them helpful or otherwise. The only thing we've received from the school is the poor excuse of a letter from the principal the day after the search warrant. I personally witnessed a very young student stand and ask one of the teachers repeatedly where Mr. Yerton was. The teacher could NOT answer because they're not allowed to talk about it. I told the young student to ask their mom about it. They've put their employees in awkward situations as well as the parents. So I agree 100% that the principal and up in the TPS should be held accountable in this!!!

MamaTrav - 5/10/2010 10:52 PM
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MsBlack, I agree completely. As a Skelly parent I'm appauled at how the Principal, area superintendent and TPS has handled this situation. As a Skelly parent I have yet to see any additional information from the school or TPS on how they're handling this with our kids, any suggestions on how we could/should handle this with our kids, actually we have received absolutely no information from them helpful or otherwise. The only thing we've received from the school is the poor excuse of a letter from the principal the day after the search warrant. I personally witnessed a very young student stand and ask one of the teachers repeatedly where Mr. Yerton was. The teacher could NOT answer because they're not allowed to talk about it. I told the young student to ask their mom about it. They've put their employees in awkward situations as well as the parents. So I agree 100% that the principal and up in the TPS should be held accountable in this!!!

MsBlack - 5/10/2010 9:32 PM
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Not only should the families of his victims go after Yerton, but they should also go after TPS. It is apparent in more than one way the Tulsa Public School system has become complacent in their hiring and staff disciplinary actions. It is an unfortunate incident when the only time a parent becomes aware of any disciplinary action against a TPS employee is when the incident is news-worthy. Any other time that complaints are filed against TPS staff the parent is given no information regarding any actions taken against the employee. They are simply told that the situation was handled. This manner of handling complaints is unacceptable. When a complaint is made the parent should receive documentation stating the nature of the disciplinary action and acknowledgement of the complaint. Ofcourse the Department of Education does not want to be forced to provide documentation because if they are found later to be wrong, then they as well will be held accountable for their own failure. It is much easier for them to perform haphazard in-house investigations, with no more than a slap on the wrist or firm talk to the staff member, then to be held accountable to the parents and public for their inaction.

ruben9 - 5/10/2010 8:49 PM
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Police say they cannot file charges because the suspected abuse has exceeded the statute of limitations. Thats sad thats why this guy is still out their since 1993. But i bet if any of those kids that were molested were the judges son or just some one important he would be locked up right away. This system is just wrong. They go out their talking about Mexico's corruption being the worst, but yet at Mexico if anything like this happens, they take care of him really good at jail or out of jail, they make sure he learns his lesson. So for anybody out there that really cares please do something about it and lock this sex predator before he keeps on doing more damage to innocent little angels.

esposadenacho - 5/10/2010 8:28 PM
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If this guy did what is claimed he did then people don't want to know what I think needs to be done to him in return. Castration by a rusty, jagged, burning knife only begins what I would do to him if allowed!!
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