Yerton Released From Custody

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Updated: 5/20/2010 8:35 am Published: 5/19/2010 9:52 pm

A Tulsa elementary assistant principal accused of molesting several children is out jail tonight.

Wednesday, Tulsa County District Judge Allen Klein reduced Robert Yerton Jr.’s bond back to his aggregate bond of $150,000 for all five counts.

That is $100,000 less than the scheduled bond for all charges counts.

Yerton turned himself in on Monday after the fifth charge was filed which had increased his bond to $500,000. Yerton bonded out of jail last week on four counts.

Yerton is now charged with three counts of Lewd Molestation and two counts of Child Sex Abuse.

Court records show a school counselor notified the Skelly principal and District administrators about her concerns and Yerton's suspicious behavior with boys in October and later this school year.

Yerton is accused of molesting a six-year-old boy and eight-year-old boy at Skelly Elementary.

He is also accused of molesting a seven-year-old boy at Disney Elementary during the 2001-2002 school year.

Tulsa Pubic Schools says it is the process of terminating Yerton who has been with the district since 1993.

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Jolie - 5/20/2010 12:34 PM
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If Yerton Jr. had been charged with the rapes of four women, would a judge allow him out on bail? I hardly think so. So why is the alleged molestation of four separate children (and a fifth that occurred so long ago that it cannot be prosecuted) not deserving of the same concern for the community's welfare?

Jolie - 5/20/2010 7:53 AM
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The original bond amount of $150,000 was set for the first THREE charges of child sex crimes. The fourth charge could not be included because it was filed so close to the bond hearing. Judge Klein should at least have increased the bond to include charges four and five, at $50,000 apiece, the same amount for each of the first three charges, imo. Or does Yerton Jr. get a volume discount?
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