OKC Capitol Hill High School teacher suspected in sex crimes

Police say the Capitol Hill High School teacher suspected in a rape allegation is also suspected of distributing indecent photos to students. The teacher was suspended shortly after the school became aware of the allegations.
by LeighAnne Manwarren Published: December 9, 2013

The suspended Capitol Hill High School teacher accused of rape is also suspected of distributing indecent photos to students, Oklahoma City police said.

Officers were sent to Capitol Hill High School on Thursday after the principal found out a teacher had been sending indecent photos to students, according to a police report.

While officers were at the school, a student reported having been raped by a teacher near SW 15 and S Robinson Avenue, according to a second police report.

Investigators think the teacher is the suspect in both of the allegations, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.

The teacher was removed from the classroom and was suspended pending the results of the investigation, said Dave Lopez, Oklahoma City Public Schools interim superintendent.

“Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of the students at Capitol Hill,” Lopez said.

Police have not released the name of the teacher because no arrest has been made.

Oklahoma City Public Schools spokeswoman Tierney Tinnin said the district will not be releasing the teacher's name at this time.

Any other students with allegations are asked to report the incidents to the Oklahoma City police's sex crime investigators or school officials. They can reach investigators at 297-1000.


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by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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