BROKEN BOW — A McCurtain County man accused of molesting six boys and giving them alcohol and pharmaceutical pills has turned himself into authorities.
Broken Bow Police Chief Richard Wiggins said Thomas Bradley Porton, 30, of Broken Bow, turned himself in about 5 p.m.
His initial court appearance is scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday in McCurtain County District Court, officials said.
Porton was booked into the McCurtain County jail on two complaints of sodomy of a person under 16, five complaints of lewd or indecent acts with a child under 16, four complaints of furnishing alcoholic beverages to a person under 21 and seven complaints of indecent exhibition of obscene material.
He was released Saturday night on $150,000 bail, officials said.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the first victim told officers he met Porton in 2010 and began receiving counseling services from him. An employee at a Southern Oklahoma Treatment Services clinic in Idabel said Porton used to work there but is no longer employed with the agency.
The first victim told police Porton provided him with alcohol, pharmaceutical pills, lubricants, pornographic videos, sex toys and orange pills with smiley faces suspected to be Ecstasy, according to the affidavit.
Another victim came forward and told police he had been in Porton's residence about 15 times and watched him hand out blue tablets to juveniles. Other victims said Porton would touch them inappropriately while watching porn in the home.
A witness that went to the home with a friend said Porton told him not to tell anyone about what was going on, saying they “were a brotherhood, and brothers keep secrets,” according to the affidavit.
Wiggins said Porton's employment as a counselor was only one way he made contact with the victims. He said Porton also is a local entertainer.
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He also wrote on the page that he at one point performed monthly at the Oklahoma Rodeo Opry.
Porton posted on his Facebook page April 20 and wrote, “Those whom truly love you will never leave you. Even when things get rough they are the ones calling ...”
A phone call made to Porton, seeking comment was not answered Monday.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and officers hope to conduct more interviews.
Wiggins said the complaints against Porton could be amended if more victims come forward.