Former Millwood teacher, coach confessed to sexual abuse, records show

A former Millwood Public Schools teacher accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old female student confessed to detectives during questioning, court records show.
by Andrew Knittle Published: May 26, 2012
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A former Millwood Public Schools math teacher accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old female student confessed to detectives during questioning, court records show.

An affidavit filed by a detective with the Oklahoma County sheriff's office shows the alleged sexual abuse started in December when Eric Harris, who also coached boys basketball and baseball at Millwood, asked the alleged victim to send a nude photo of herself to his mobile phone.

The girl told detectives that the interactions progressed, including an incident at the school. He asked her for oral sex on three separate occasions while driving her home from school functions, records show.

The girl said she “was afraid to say no” when the defendant asked for oral sex.

Mark Myers, spokesman for the sheriff's department, said on Friday afternoon that no other student at Millwood has come forward with a similar complaint against Harris. He said the investigation is ongoing.

Gloria Griffin, superintendent of Millwood Public Schools, spoke about Harris' arrest earlier in the week at a news conference. She said the defendant was remorseful when school officials met with him and that he resigned on Wednesday.


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by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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