Allegations Of Molestation Against TPS Administrator

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Updated: 4/30/2010 5:04 pm Published: 4/27/2010 7:17 pm

FOX23 News was the first to learn that a Tulsa Public Schools administrator at Skelly Elementary is being investigated after allegations of molestation surfaced.

Tulsa Police tell us a police report has been filed and an investigation launched.  TPS officials say the employee has been suspended with pay and search warrants served to see if there is evidence on a computer.

FOX23 is not releasing the name of the employee at this time because no criminal charges have as yet been filed. 

For a month the alleged victim’s parents had no idea an administrator at Skelly Elementary was reportedly inappropriately touching their six-year-old son.

To protect the child FOX23 is not identifying the parents.

"He was touched inappropriate in his private area in front of her,” says the victim’s mother and the victim’s father says, “She witnessed this, she seen it.”

The father is referring to another Skelly  employee who told him the administrator denied any wrongdoing when she confronted him.

"He had to raise his shirt up to see the zipper," says the victim’s father.

However, the father says the employee contacted him a month later about her concerns.

"I think she did the right thing by telling us what is going on with our son because any mother any mother or father would want to know if there is something going on in their school," says the victim’s father.

The parents believe their six-year-old son who has a learning disability had no idea what was going on.

"I look at it that he was an easy target, an easy victim," says the victim’s father. "He thought this man was just being nice to him is probably how he looked at it."

What this father and mother really can’t understand is why it took so long for them to be notified about the suspected inappropriate behavior.

"You are supposed to know what is going on with your kids in their school. Especially something like that possible molestation or sex abuse," says the victim’s father.

The school district will not comment on personnel issues but the parents say they went to the school about their concerns.

"He was too affectionate with kids and he got a verbal warning," says the victims’ father.

However, their son was still at Skelly  and so was the administrator until Tuesday when Tulsa Police served a search warrant at Skelly Elementary.

TPS says an employee was on paid suspension because there was a search warrant on an employees computer.

TPD says they served another warrant for another computer looking for any evidence into the allegations.

The victim’s parents worry other boys may have been molested.

"There were numerous reports from other people's parents about their little boys," says the victim’s father. "We want justice and we want him removed from the school immediately."

The parents say their six-year-old boy has interviewed with Tulsa Police and he is now seeing a therapist to learn about inappropriate behavior and how to report it to an adult.

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Terl48 - 4/28/2010 9:32 AM
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I would love to get my hands on this piece of trash!!! When are we going to start doing a better job of screening school workers???
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