Broken Bow man accused of molestation turns himself in

May 1, 2012 Full story: NewsOK.com 27

BROKEN BOW - A McCurtain County man accused of molesting six boys and giving them alcohol and pharmaceutical pills has turned himself into authorities.

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cat

Idabel, OK

#1 May 3, 2012
He had so much going him. A great singer, entertainer. This is what's wrong with people who are high up and then you hear stories like this no wonder we are so over proactive of our kids today. You take a christian man and someone who is well known in a small town it's like thus can never happen in Idabel guess what it did! This goes to prove you can't trust your neighbor anymore!
big bear

Broken Bow, OK

#2 May 3, 2012
cat wrote:
He had so much going him. A great singer, entertainer. This is what's wrong with people who are high up and then you hear stories like this no wonder we are so over proactive of our kids today. You take a christian man and someone who is well known in a small town it's like thus can never happen in Idabel guess what it did! This goes to prove you can't trust your neighbor anymore!
well you can't trust anyone with your kids. don't know if I would call this person a Christian. He may be part of a bigger problem in the area. is the fbi in on this?Exactly why was he protected for so long?
Lakeway Bait and Tackle

Broken Bow, OK

#3 May 6, 2012
I am the owner of Lakeway Bait & Tackle in Hochatown, OK and have recently been informed that we are considered a supporter of Brad Porton. This post is to inform EVERYONE that my store does not support Mr. Porton. Brad has only been in my store approximately two times in the past two years that I have been here. When the news came out in the paper, I informed my employees that I would prefer he not be a customer but wasn't to concerned since he wasn't a regular customer before. I have been told that he has been in the store twice of an evening when I was not here. I have stressed VERY strongly to my employees that I do not want my customers to be uncomfortable by Brad Porton's presence. If you feel you need to list my store on your signs being posted on the hi-way, then you would be misrepresenting my business. I cannot, nor can any business owner, be here open to close everyday of the week. I can only ask my employees to pass on my concern to Mr. Porton but cannot speak for them.

Since: May 12

Enid, OK

#4 May 6, 2012
Lakeway Bait and Tackle wrote:
I am the owner of Lakeway Bait & Tackle in Hochatown, OK and have recently been informed that we are considered a supporter of Brad Porton. This post is to inform EVERYONE that my store does not support Mr. Porton. Brad has only been in my store approximately two times in the past two years that I have been here. When the news came out in the paper, I informed my employees that I would prefer he not be a customer but wasn't to concerned since he wasn't a regular customer before. I have been told that he has been in the store twice of an evening when I was not here. I have stressed VERY strongly to my employees that I do not want my customers to be uncomfortable by Brad Porton's presence. If you feel you need to list my store on your signs being posted on the hi-way, then you would be misrepresenting my business. I cannot, nor can any business owner, be here open to close everyday of the week. I can only ask my employees to pass on my concern to Mr. Porton but cannot speak for them.
I'm not from the area, but I appreciate that it is difficult for store owners to control who walks in their doors. Are people really putting signs on the highway or is it just talk? Enough people have been hurt,I don't think boycotting local businesses is the answer. Geeee, if we could just get the judge to hold him w/o bond everyone could go back to business as usual... so sorry you have been pulled into this.

Since: May 12

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#5 May 6, 2012
MINDBENDER123 wrote:
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I'm not from the area, but I appreciate that it is difficult for store owners to control who walks in their doors. Are people really putting signs on the highway or is it just talk? Enough people have been hurt,I don't think boycotting local businesses is the answer. Geeee, if we could just get the judge to hold him w/o bond everyone could go back to business as usual... so sorry you have been pulled into this.
Like one person stated, this is Brad and his mom's fault. Not the storeowners. If I was his mom, his butt would be in jail!
1-Adam-12

Broken Bow, OK

#6 May 6, 2012
I think you are right, that you cannot keep eye over your store 24/7. I think it's a possibility that your employees might even be afraid to ask him to leave. There has been so much talk online, and in the paper of just how influential his mother is in this town. I know that a lot of your employees aren't very old and have many years of working ahead of them and maybe they are afraid that if they make the "influential people" angry they will have problems finding jobs in the future. I've been in your store many times and yall have never been anything but nice and professional to me. I have also worked in convenience stores back in the day and when it's night and no one is around to back you up trying to ask someone to leave your store can be a little intimidating.

I hope some of these people threatening to put the signs along the highway would come into your store and actually get to know you before they would do something that would hurt your business. I will continue to be a regular customer.
Lakeway Bait and Tackle wrote:
I am the owner of Lakeway Bait & Tackle in Hochatown, OK and have recently been informed that we are considered a supporter of Brad Porton. This post is to inform EVERYONE that my store does not support Mr. Porton. Brad has only been in my store approximately two times in the past two years that I have been here. When the news came out in the paper, I informed my employees that I would prefer he not be a customer but wasn't to concerned since he wasn't a regular customer before. I have been told that he has been in the store twice of an evening when I was not here. I have stressed VERY strongly to my employees that I do not want my customers to be uncomfortable by Brad Porton's presence. If you feel you need to list my store on your signs being posted on the hi-way, then you would be misrepresenting my business. I cannot, nor can any business owner, be here open to close everyday of the week. I can only ask my employees to pass on my concern to Mr. Porton but cannot speak for them.
support4family

Des Moines, IA

#7 May 6, 2012
cat wrote:
He had so much going him. A great singer, entertainer. This is what's wrong with people who are high up and then you hear stories like this no wonder we are so over proactive of our kids today. You take a christian man and someone who is well known in a small town it's like thus can never happen in Idabel guess what it did! This goes to prove you can't trust your neighbor anymore!
Nobody seems to realize that he has not been convicted of any crimes. Y do you think he is not locked up right now? B/c the only thing that the police have are allegations and nothing more? Yes they found porn and illegal meds at his house, but nothing that made police believe he had done these unspeakable crimes! All of these topix forums are full of hearsay BS that your backwoods town bought into without even blinking an eyelash. You all turned on one your own and didn't look back. Family and true friends of brad know he is not capable of these crimes. Pray that this didn't happen and he was falsely accused instead of grabbing your torches and pitchforks. I know most of you are smart enough to realize the phrase "proven guilty" and what it means.... K I may have went on a little rant there by accident. You all have every right to be furious with this situation and voice your opinions b/c that's what makes this country great! I just want y'all to realize there is 2 sides to every story and for 29 years brad was a valued member of broken bow that most everyone respected. Have a good night everyone I'm gonna try and get some sleep.

Since: May 12

Broken Bow, OK

#8 May 6, 2012
OMG... PLZ TELL ME NO ONE HAS PUT SIGNS ON THE HIGHWAY. I'M ALL OVER THIS COUNTY AND HAVEN'T SEEN ONE. THAT'S HORRIBLE. I THINK I'D HAVE TO TAKE IT DOWN. IT'S JUST... REDNESS AND TACKY... AND I'M A COUNTRY GIRL, BUT HAVE SOME DIGNITY. JS
big bear

Broken Bow, OK

#9 May 7, 2012
support4family wrote:
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Nobody seems to realize that he has not been convicted of any crimes. Y do you think he is not locked up right now? B/c the only thing that the police have are allegations and nothing more? Yes they found porn and illegal meds at his house, but nothing that made police believe he had done these unspeakable crimes! All of these topix forums are full of hearsay BS that your backwoods town bought into without even blinking an eyelash. You all turned on one your own and didn't look back. Family and true friends of brad know he is not capable of these crimes. Pray that this didn't happen and he was falsely accused instead of grabbing your torches and pitchforks. I know most of you are smart enough to realize the phrase "proven guilty" and what it means.... K I may have went on a little rant there by accident. You all have every right to be furious with this situation and voice your opinions b/c that's what makes this country great! I just want y'all to realize there is 2 sides to every story and for 29 years brad was a valued member of broken bow that most everyone respected. Have a good night everyone I'm gonna try and get some sleep.
from the looks of this copy cat post someone has started a support Brad campaigne..I dont think you realize how serious this is. I dont even think Brad does. Or his mother for that matter or she would have stopped him years ago.
nobondforbrad

Norman, OK

#10 May 7, 2012
To the Brad Supporters. If he is innocent then WHY did he of last week STILL claim to be a licensed therapist as his voice mail suggests in his own words? He was never a therapist or licensed in anything to do with mental health. He as fired from SOTS in august of 2011.

Do you believe he is a therapist? Do you find it nomral that he has always surrounded himself with young teenage boys? He is 30 years old for christ's sake!!! Do you think Sherril's has turned against him to? Believe the Pharmacists Amy and law inforement investigating that part of the case are just making it up too?

Everyone has different sides to their personality Ms. and obviously his close family and friends don't think he could be capable of such evil wrong doings I understand. However, I have heard some of the evidence of his twisted sexual desires first hand. He has sexual urges for young boys. Young boys are his sexual preference and he can't help it. Some of the quesitons his concerned family and friends should be inquiring about are the following?

Who abused him as a child? because obviously someone did..a man. most sexual deviants were abused themselves as children. Look it up, there is scientific research to back that up.

2.Why has'nt his family and friends who ran in his circle tried to get him some help for this years ago?

3. Why was he always hanging out with young boys? He often had parties at his home and envited young boys? What normal 30 year old man wants to hang out with boys who can not even legally drive in a social setting??
pappy

Dallas, TX

#12 May 8, 2012
a question/ can a store owner refuse service to a customer if that store is open to the public???
ForCryinOutLoud

Sachse, TX

#13 May 8, 2012
support4family wrote:
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**snipped for space**...,... but nothing that made police believe he had done these unspeakable crimes!***snipped for space***
um, the police had SOMEthing or they wouldn't have wasted their time completing all the documentation and continuing an investigation of this magnitude had they not "believed" SOMEthing happened.

ForCryingOutLoud
ForCryinOutLoud

Sachse, TX

#14 May 8, 2012
pappy wrote:
a question/ can a store owner refuse service to a customer if that store is open to the public???
"We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone"

~voila~
NobondforBrad

United States

#15 May 8, 2012
pappy wrote:
a question/ can a store owner refuse service to a customer if that store is open to the public???
Yes....any business open to the public has the right to refuse service to anyone they want as long as it is not based on the color of their skin or their sex. If you refuse service to someone because they are mexican or becaise they are a chinese woman....etc etc that is called discrimination and goes against a persons civil rights.....however if a business owner refuses service to an individual based on the fact that they r a potential physical danger to other customers or etc etc....you can refuse them and ask them to leave your estabkishment....or if they r dressed inapp or if they r rude...etc etc
Tigger

United States

#16 May 16, 2012
big bear wrote:
<quoted text>well you can't trust anyone with your kids. don't know if I would call this person a Christian. He may be part of a bigger problem in the area. is the fbi in on this?Exactly why was he protected for so long?
big bear are you from McCurtain co. 1 case 1 individual DO NOT JUDGE MY BIRTH PLACE ON BRAD PORTONS ACTIONS!
big bear

Broken Bow, OK

#17 May 16, 2012
check the ped records for McCurtain Co. I havn't looked in awhile but when I did it was a shocker. Years ago all the kids ran from a certain molester..his family would pack him off to Vanita when he got caught.
notafan

Smithville, OK

#18 May 17, 2012
Well, support4family,he is in fact locked up now. I have a feeling this is not the end of charges that will be filed against him.
disgusted

Broken Bow, OK

#19 May 17, 2012
notafan wrote:
Well, support4family,he is in fact locked up now. I have a feeling this is not the end of charges that will be filed against him.
I agree. It sounds like they have so much evidence against him that he may have more counts against him than any sicko we have ever tried in McCurtain County. Maybe they will get enough charges that even if he gets minimum sentence for all it will still add up to life in prison.
JandK

United States

#20 Feb 10, 2013
The porn found was of numerous young children from this area who have stepped forward about the horrible things Brad did to him. He is not and never will be a valued member of this area.
support4family wrote:
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Nobody seems to realize that he has not been convicted of any crimes. Y do you think he is not locked up right now? B/c the only thing that the police have are allegations and nothing more? Yes they found porn and illegal meds at his house, but nothing that made police believe he had done these unspeakable crimes! All of these topix forums are full of hearsay BS that your backwoods town bought into without even blinking an eyelash. You all turned on one your own and didn't look back. Family and true friends of brad know he is not capable of these crimes. Pray that this didn't happen and he was falsely accused instead of grabbing your torches and pitchforks. I know most of you are smart enough to realize the phrase "proven guilty" and what it means.... K I may have went on a little rant there by accident. You all have every right to be furious with this situation and voice your opinions b/c that's what makes this country great! I just want y'all to realize there is 2 sides to every story and for 29 years brad was a valued member of broken bow that most everyone respected. Have a good night everyone I'm gonna try and get some sleep.
Confused

Idabel, OK

#21 Feb 23, 2013
Brad does not have a college degree to be a Counselor, or Therapist, or a Doctor. He was a Tech at Sherrill Pharmacy, and from their, he only used his imagination of what he wanted to believe in. I believe he has mental issues, to make people believe he graduated from college when he has not. What he did is wrong, it is serious, and he will go to jail due to the charges on prescription fraud, and doing the nasty things he did inside his home with minors.

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