Police: Man made obscene phone calls to local hospitals


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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 6/13/2012 5:21 pm Published: 6/13/2012 4:10 pm


A Tulsa man is behind bars after police say he made obscene phone calls to local hospital. Kevin Shelman has turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On April 8th, a hospital worker at Hillcrest answered 5 to 6 phone calls allegedly made by Shelman. The worker told police it sounded like he had been drinking and was making outrageous statements about having sex with children.

FOX23 visited Marion Shelman, Kevin’s mother, at her retirement home to talk about Kevin and his alleged obscene phone calls.

"I've told him that it was wrong and he should not do it and he said Momma, I will never do it again,” says Marion.

But police say he didn’t stop and continued calling hospitals like Saint Francis and Hillcrest. After telling the person on the other line that he was having sex with kids, police say he would hang up and then call back.

"He was drinking and he got on the phone and that's when it started, and to this day he doesn't remember everything he said,” says Marion.

After hospital workers reported the phone calls to police, Kevin Shelman was arrested on April 8th. However, the phone calls still didn’t stop after he got out of jail.

"I’ve had to pay my lawyer for it and I gave him almost $2,000 to handle the case,” she says.

For Marion, she doesn’t understand why Kevin is doing this.

Police tell FOX23 that during one of the phone calls, Kevin told the hospital worker he was having sex with a 9 year old girl at Hicks Park and that she wanted to.

Although her son graduated from high school with a special education diploma, Marion says he knows right from wrong and has never hurt a child.

"He has never bothered anybody. I can honestly say that,” says Marion.

Neighbors say Kevin drank a lot and that may be partially to blame for his actions.

"I know he did a lot of drinking and I know he was drinking when he did it that day,” says his neighbor Charlie.

Kevin Shelman’s bail is currently set at $14,500. He is charged with six counts of making obscene phone calls that includes four charges filed last year.

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aleman - 6/14/2012 6:35 PM
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Not as stupid as he looks I bet, kinda of a perverted Forrest Gump.Stupid is as stupid does.

t town253 - 6/14/2012 9:48 AM
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It is mentioned clearly he is mentally challenged. I agree it maybe was a fantasy of his.....or he is saying things for attention.....which is highly probable as well. People of this nature don't care what kind of attention they get, whether positive or negative, as long as someone is giving it to them. And with his drinking problem it is plain that he has ongoing issues that need to be addressed. Hopefully he will get the help he needs and I pray there are no victim children involved.

thomas lowe - 6/14/2012 2:44 AM
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If he went into graphic detail then more than likely he has done somthing like that to a kid, normally when people make obscene phone calls they describe things theyre doing to themselves or somthing they would do to you,they dont usually describe something theyve done to someone else unless they have done somthing like that before, i hope they look into that, and if he didnt do anything to anybody like that then that guys really dumb for admitting for doing somthing like that when he might not have done anything exactly how stupid was he when he graduated?

mom232012 - 6/13/2012 10:19 PM
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I worked at a nursing home on the East side of Tulsa and this same man called back to back almost every night beginning in March of 2011. Exact same story about having sex with a young girl and going into graphic detail, we also called the cops and got this investigation started because when they started checking into it that's when they found out about the hospital. We were afraid if he wasn't truly doing the act yet it was something he had on his mind and could possibly act on. I'm glad this man is in jail and hope he gets the help he needs.

watchdog11 - 6/13/2012 9:26 PM
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Sounds like he may have been rehearsing for actually having sex with kids, but just hadn't gotten the nerve yet....if he is that sick he should be put into some kind of care to keep him away from alcohol and to make sure he doesn't act on what is obviously a fantasy at this point.

aleman - 6/13/2012 4:43 PM
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What the hell?Goofy drunk pervert it's almost funny .
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