Former reporter faces Oklahoma City municipal charge

by Nolan Clay Modified: October 17, 2013 at 8:43 pm •  Published: October 18, 2013
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A former reporter for The Oklahoman has been charged with disorderly conduct.

Nathaniel Zeke Campfield, 32, was charged Oct. 7 in Oklahoma City Municipal Court. He is accused of “disrupting the public order of the community by repeatedly bumping into multiple women on purpose.” The offense is punishable by a $167 fine.

Campfield was arrested May 25 at the Cox Convention Center, where graduation ceremonies were held for students in Moore. The suburb was hit by a tornado May 20.

A young woman and three girls told police he bumped into them.

Police also investigated concerns by witnesses that Campfield took inappropriate photos of females at the center but officers found no physical evidence of that. He was not assigned to cover any event for the newspaper at the time.

“He maintains his innocence,” his attorney, Matt Swain, said Thursday. “He's tried to put this chapter in his life behind him.”

The FBI also investigated Campfield after a 16-year-old prostitute claimed in May he paid her for sex. He told agents he did not hire the prostitute. No charges resulted from that investigation.

His employment was terminated June 3. He now lives in Montana.


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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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