Search Warrant In Skelly's Child Molestation Investigation


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Updated: 4/29/2010 8:25 am Published: 4/28/2010 3:57 pm


New details are emerging about a Tulsa Public School administrator accused of inappropriatly touching an elementary student.

FOX23 News was the first media outlet to report on the nature of the investigation at Skelly Elementary.

Court records filed today show Tulsa Police seized two of the man’s computers from his home and at the school.

FOX23’s Abbie Alford explains what police reported in a court affidavit and why parents want more answers.

The Skelly principal sent home a letter with students on Wednesday informing parents about the investigation of an employee at the school.

When Mike Smith dropped off his son at Skelly on Wednesday morning he had no idea about what one family said happened to their child.

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

The parents say another employee witnessed a Skelly administrator touching the six-year-old boy’s private parts in his office with the lights dimmed.

The affidavit states on April 16th, 2010, Tulsa Police received a police report that a six-year-old male student at Skelly was potentially the victim of molestation.

A week later the alleged victim was interviewed by the Justice Center, the vicitm disclosed to police he had been inappropriatly touched by the administrator in his office, "the victim said the Defendant was rubbing his body." The records show the alleged victim told police the administrator inappropriatly touched him in his private parts.


The records also show Tulsa Public School Superintdent, Millard House, submitted serveral emails written by Skelly staff.
"The emails describe what the staff members believe to be inappropriate touching, rubbing and hugging of multiple males students by the Defendant," says the TPD investigator in the Affidavit. "The emails also describe young boys being alone with the Defendant in his dimly lit office, using the Defendants laptop computer."

Police seized the administrator’s computers and electronic equipment from his home and school. Now he’s on paid suspension.

Smith wasn’t officially notified until after school on Wednesday when he saw the school’s letter saying little more than the, “..search resulted in the confisication of school equipment.”

"I would think that this letter or staff member was caught with pornographic material on their computer which is a bad thing enough but in no way did I get from the letter that there is an instance involving children," says Smith.

The alleged victim’s parents say their son has a learning disability.

"I look at it that he was an easy target, an easy victim," says the alleged victim’s father.

As for Smith, the allegations are upsetting but still he’s choosing to keep his kids at Skelly.

"This is a great school I don't think this one instance takes away from this being a great school," says Smith. "This could have happened to any school and any district and it just happened to be the one's that my boys go to."
Records also indicate a teen relative of the administrator filed a protective order against him last year. The relative told police, "...at the Defendants residence he observed homosexual pornography on the Defendant's computer multiple times."

Tulsa Police served two search warrants for the administrator's computers at his home and at Skelly School.

TPD says it may be a week before they get the results back from forensic investigation.

TPS says the administrator was suspended with pay on Tuesday once the search warrants were executed at the school.

The administrator's attorney, Richard O'Carroll tells FOX23, " [my client] is innocent and he is stunned by the accusations.


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