Elementary school janitor returns to work after arrest in underc - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Elementary school janitor returns to work after arrest in undercover child sex sting

Posted: Updated:
Canadian County Sheriff's Office Canadian County Sheriff's Office
EL RENO, Okla. -

A Sheriff’s office in Oklahoma said it failed to let officials at Moore Public Schools know about the arrest of their janitor, Cameron Ford, who was busted during an undercover child sex sting.

According to a release from the Canadian County Sheriff's Office, Ford was arrested on April 6 after he drove to Mustang to have sex with an underage girl.

The investigation began on April 3, after Ford sent a Facebook private message to an undercover deputy pretending to be a 14-year-old girl. In Ford’s message, he said he thought the girl was pretty, and described himself as a “true gentlemen looking for someone to begin a relationship with.”

Ford was arrested by Sheriff’s Investigators at the Mustang Walmart after he arrived to pick up the young girl. Once in custody, Ford told authorities that he was sexually attracted to kids, and that he worked as a janitor at the Apple Creek Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma.

Canadian County Sheriff's Office Capt. Adam Flowers told Oklahoma News 4 that a protocol was in place to notify the school of his arrest, but the department failed to follow through with their policy.

“It was an oversight on our part. Moore is not at fault for this. They had no clue. He just walked back in after he bonded out like nothing ever happened.”

As a result, Ford returned to work at Apple Creek Elementary after he made bail.

Officials with Moore Public Schools said the district didn’t become aware of Ford’s arrest until they saw it in the media days later.

“Once the information was received, contact with Mr. Ford was made at Apple Creek Elementary just before noon, where he immediately tendered his resignation," the district said in a statement.

Authorities say the mistake was unacceptable.

“There’s no excuse and we feel horribly about it and sorry for the miscommunication,” said Capt. Flowers.

“We do put kids as a number one priority and this is why we do this program, and this is why we are so active and proactive at catching these predators," Capt. Flowers said. "We feel horrible that something just as simple as reaching out to the district to say that this happened, we want to let everybody know that that was not our intention.”

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    13 semi-trucks park under Detroit overpass to help man considering suicide

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:41:55 GMT

    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

    >>

    DETROIT - 13 semi-truck drivers parked their big rigs under a highway overpass early Tuesday morning to help shorten the fall of a man who was threatening to jump.  All lanes of Highway 696 were closed early Tuesday morning after a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. of a man threatening to jump.  

    >>
  • Ohio teen fatally shoots 11-year-old brother in 'premeditated act'

    Ohio teen fatally shoots 11-year-old brother in 'premeditated act'

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-04-24 14:06:01 GMT

    STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has fatally shot his 11-year-old brother in suburban Cleveland, and police are describing the shooting as an apparent "premeditated act."   Streetsboro police say officers were called to a home around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The 11-year-old died at a hospital.   Police say the 13-year-old has been charged with aggravated murder in Portage County Juvenile Court.

    >>

    STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has fatally shot his 11-year-old brother in suburban Cleveland, and police are describing the shooting as an apparent "premeditated act."   Streetsboro police say officers were called to a home around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The 11-year-old died at a hospital.   Police say the 13-year-old has been charged with aggravated murder in Portage County Juvenile Court.

    >>
  • Spokane police investigating fatal crash near 3rd and Liberty Park

    Spokane police investigating fatal crash near 3rd and Liberty Park

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-04-25 05:56:04 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police say a pedestrian is dead after they were hit by a car near 3rd and Liberty Park Place east of downtown Spokane Tuesday night. Neighbors in the area called police after hearing a crash, coming out to investigate and finding a person in the street. Arriving officers and medical crews began lifesaving efforts, but were not successful and the pedestrian died.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police say a pedestrian is dead after they were hit by a car near 3rd and Liberty Park Place east of downtown Spokane Tuesday night. Neighbors in the area called police after hearing a crash, coming out to investigate and finding a person in the street. Arriving officers and medical crews began lifesaving efforts, but were not successful and the pedestrian died.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Semi-truck crash shuts down lanes of I-90 through downtown Spokane.

    Semi-truck crash shuts down lanes of I-90 through downtown Spokane.

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:12 PM EDT2018-04-25 20:12:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - All eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of I-90 are blocked following a crash involving a semi-truck.  Washington State Troopers say there are serious injuries involved in the crash. Witnesses say the semi-truck was hauling cars when the crash happened near between the Lincoln and Division Street exits.  Motorists should expect delays and avoid the area.  This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - All eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of I-90 are blocked following a crash involving a semi-truck.  Washington State Troopers say there are serious injuries involved in the crash. Witnesses say the semi-truck was hauling cars when the crash happened near between the Lincoln and Division Street exits.  Motorists should expect delays and avoid the area.  This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

    >>
  • Uranus smells like farts and rotten eggs

    Uranus smells like farts and rotten eggs

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-04-25 18:46:29 GMT

    There's no way around it, so I'm just going to say it, we can laugh, laugh some more, and move on. Then share it with our friends and family and laugh some more. 

    >>

    There's no way around it, so I'm just going to say it, we can laugh, laugh some more, and move on. Then share it with our friends and family and laugh some more.  Uranus smells like farts.  That's not some childish joke (but come on, it's pretty funny). That's straight from scientists at the University of Oxford, who published their findings in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Astronomy on Monday.  

    >>
  • Inmate attempts to escape custody

    Inmate attempts to escape custody

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-04-25 18:31:47 GMT

    Adalya Breaux was in jail on residential burglary and theft charges.She was in belly chains, ankle restraints, and handcuffs but that didn't stop her. During her short walk from the Courthouse to the Jail, she ran from the armed deputies (well waddled from all of the restraints) and attempted to hide under a deck. She was quickly apprehended and booked back into jail with an additional felony charge of 2nd-degree escape.

    >>

    Adalya Breaux was in jail on residential burglary and theft charges.She was in belly chains, ankle restraints, and handcuffs but that didn't stop her. During her short walk from the Courthouse to the Jail, she ran from the armed deputies (well waddled from all of the restraints) and attempted to hide under a deck. She was quickly apprehended and booked back into jail with an additional felony charge of 2nd-degree escape.

    >>