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Former Oklahoma Baptist University professor arrested in Pennsylvania in McLoud child porn case

Authorities arrested Gary Joseph Doby on Thursday at his Pennsylvania home, accusing him of involvement in the case of a McLoud teacher accused of possessing and manufacturing child pornography.
BY ANN KELLEY akelley@opubco.com Published: December 16, 2011
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One student says Crain took her to her house in August and photographed her in a bra and panties while she played with a Barbie doll.

Parents told police Crain used her cellphone camera to photograph girls posed in the classroom on desks and tables, authorities said.

At school, Crain allegedly set up a makeshift tent made of garbage bags where students would undress, and took photographs of them in their underwear behind a sheet hung in her classroom, according to a court affidavit.

Shawnee police Detective Ethan Rieves said police were unable to find hidden cameras in Crain's home or school room, but angles of images found by police suggest cameras were strategically concealed to capture the girls undressing.

About 100 incriminating photographs were retrieved from Crain's electronic devices, he said.

Rieves said investigators linked Doby to Crain through student interviews, and Crain's cellphone and computer usage. The girls told police Crain had them video chat on a computer at school with a man named “Uncle G” that they later identified through a photograph as Doby, he said.

In an interview with Pennsylvania law enforcement Monday, Doby allegedly admitted Crain sent him lewd photos of young girls, a court affidavit said.

Court appearance

Crain appeared in court Thursday in striped jailhouse garb and sat expressionless with her arms crossed as Webb pleaded not guilty on her behalf.

Several relatives of the alleged victims attended the hearing, but Crain's husband and children were not there.

Calls to her attorney, Cregg Webb, of Shawnee, were not returned.

Crain is scheduled to appear in court again Jan. 9.

McLoud School District officials last week backed out of their promise to parents to address concerns about the teacher at a school board meeting.

On Thursday, they released a statement apologizing and reiterating that they were asked by law enforcement not to disclose what they knew about the case because it might hamper the investigation.

School counselors are available for students and families, the statement indicated.

The school district has been put on notice that it will be included in a lawsuit filed by eight alleged victims and their families.

Shawnee attorney Joe Vorndran said several of his clients attended the November party at Crain's house, but their parents were told by Crain it would be at school.

“There were no permission slips signed or sent home and she was never given permission by the parents to take them off school grounds,” he said.

CONTRIBUTING:

Staff Writer Tiffany Gibson

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