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Nosey Nancy

United States

#1 Apr 25, 2012
Sounds like the last thread was getting out of hand. I hope that we can pull this back together and get back on point. Feel free to voice your opinion because this is an open forum. Just keep in mind that this is serious and nothing to crack jokes at. Please be respectful. Thanks.

So my last question was why is he not on house arrest? Seems like it would be the best option for him and his safety and most importantly the safety of the children. He also should not have access to the internet. Thats just my opinion.

Open for comments...
Nosey Nancy

United States

#2 Apr 25, 2012
To the person on the old thread...

He has nine different speeding tickets that I can see. Go to www.oscn.net then click on court dockets then click on non-ocis counties then just type in Thomas Porton. Easy as pie!
FormerBBResident

Austin, TX

#3 Apr 25, 2012
I'm confused about that as well. It would seem if the police had any little piece of evidence linking him to crimes with children, then he would be behind bars right now. One little photograph, one 3-second movie, that's all it should take.

The McCurtain Gazette stated police had seized, among other things, "homemade DVDs." If these DVDs are what they sound like, then he should have been arrested by now.

It's starting to sound like they have no definitive piece of evidence other than statements by individuals. Then why did the paper make it sound as if they had more than this? Makes no sense to me.
Nosey Nancy

United States

#4 Apr 25, 2012
I think the homemade DVD scares me the most.
shocked

Durant, OK

#6 Apr 25, 2012
It is beginning to look to me as though the newspaper may have jumped the gun on some of the information that was printed. I agree with you that if they did actually have any piece of evidence, Brad would be charged. But they haven't even charged him with possession of the "drugs" they said were in his house. I don't understand this..???
Seriously

Enid, OK

#7 Apr 25, 2012
The gazette always jumps the gun... and it does target people. If he is guilty then he is guilty, if not I am sad for him because those accusations don't ever go away.
And really, most young people these days have 'homemade movies'. it's prolly of him and a boyfriend or something
shocked

Durant, OK

#8 Apr 25, 2012
So the only information the public has, info from the Gazette, is probably exaggerated? And yet the entire town has already pegged him as a child molestor and people are trying to run him down with their vehicles? How sad.
Nosey Nancy

United States

#9 Apr 25, 2012
Shocked- don't feel sorry for him. Feel sorry for the children that he has abused.
Name

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 Apr 25, 2012
The information in the newspaper was direct interviews with the police department and quotes from the Chief of Police telling what was found.
Name

Oklahoma City, OK

#11 Apr 25, 2012
Actually I think the paper said "sworn statement" from the Police Chief and Lt., which would be more official than an interview.
lmao

United States

#12 Apr 25, 2012
"seriously" and "shocked" is BRAD
MUNGBEAN

Broken Bow, OK

#13 Apr 25, 2012
Heard he was arrested this afternoon.
shocked

Durant, OK

#14 Apr 25, 2012
I am not Brad. If I was, apparently I was arrested this afternoon and couldn't be typing this. Geez people, just because someone tries to ask some questions doesn't mean they are EVIL or BLAMING KIDS or FEELS SORRY FOR HIM. I am not local and don't know details of what's going on. I've known Brad and his family for a long time and want to know the status of the investigation, but the wonderful newspaper there doesn't understand a computer and can't post online. Just wanting some info!
wow

United States

#15 Apr 25, 2012
How would you know who "Seriously" and "Shocked"are?
Name

Oklahoma City, OK

#16 Apr 25, 2012
Here's today's article for the people on this thread in case they don't see it on the other:

"Broken Bow police officers today presented an affidavit to the DA's office in support of charges against local entertainer Brad Porton, 30, of BB. The case has been delayed from initial interviews to presentation of the affidavit b/c add'l witnesses came fwd and other follow-up investigative work had to be done. BB Police Chief Richard Wiggins and Lt. Billy Conaway are leading the investigation. The officers allege that they have interviewed six juvenile males, ages 11 to 16, whom police classify as "victims." The juveniles allege specific sexual activities occurring at Porton's house, with other instances at a cabin near BB Lake, and that he gave alcohol to, pills to and/or injected juveniles with a clear substance, and also showed pornographic videos. One witness said Porton urged him not to tell anyone what was going on b/c they were a "brotherhood", and brothers keep secrets. Police searched Porton's house on Apr 16, seizing computers, DVDs, pharmaceutical drugs, syringes, lubricants, sex toys and other items. One witness said Porton contacted him two days later, on Apr 18, and told him there are some things that have gone down, and assured him that he (Porton) had the juvenile's back. Porton claimed that someone had accused him of molesting boys, he said. When the juvenile responded by saying he would not lie to authorities, Porton hung up the phone, he told police. Another witness told officers that Porton called him twice between Apr 18 and 20, urged him not to tell anyone what had happened at his house and said that they had only played video games. One of the witnesses said among the pills Porton provided were orange-colored tablets w/ a smiley face on them that the witness believed to be the illegal drug Ecstasy. Officers said they believe that Porton has committed the offense of lewd molestation under the age of 16."
Name

Oklahoma City, OK

#17 Apr 25, 2012
shocked wrote:
So the only information the public has, info from the Gazette, is probably exaggerated? And yet the entire town has already pegged him as a child molestor and people are trying to run him down with their vehicles? How sad.
Shocked, since you may have not seen yesterday's paper either, I just wanted to clarify for you that even the "running him off the road" story has two sides to it because the woman in the incident does have a phone call on record with 911 during the time of the alleged incident saying it was the other way around and Brad was the one who tried to hit her vehicle. He did go to the PD stating the opposite. So that is just one more thing that none of us who weren't on that strip of highway have any knowledge of what really happend. I don't know that the police even have a way of knowing the truth on that one to be quite honest.
Support 4 Brad

Forney, TX

#18 Apr 25, 2012
Before anyone jumps one me, please look and see that I am the original "Support 4 Brad" from Forney, TX. Not the impersonator from backwoods Arkansas. In the case of my brother, they had NO evidence, absolutely nothing except for a statement from the girls mother-and he was arrested. If they truly had something on him, even if it were just possession with intent to distribute, he would be behind bars. Besides knowing him as well as I do, this is yet more reason why I don't believe what the newspaper printed. They sensationalize and over-exagerate everything. As someone who has dealt with this before and is close to this case, I know that if anything, he would be in jail for something small-just to get him off the streets if they truly believed he was guilty. The investigators will run out of steam when they realize they can't string people along with fake details any longer, the newspaper will lose interest when charges aren't filed, and life, for everyone except Brad will go back to normal. For Brad, life will never be the same. He will have no choice but to move away and rebuild his life into some semblance of normal, and, sadly, not be seen in that town for quite some time for fear of being attacked and harassed. It's sad that there are such small minded people there who refuse to believe anything except what is printed in the paper and rumors that others have started.
Ugh

United States

#19 Apr 25, 2012
This guy is disgusting, and I have no doubt there will be many more victims surfacing. I am for the death penalty in these cases. This predator seems to be very brazen and comfortable with his crimes which usually means he's been doing it for a while. I have no objection against public hangings for these type of people.
People, please quit trusting people with your kids. I don't care if they have degrees, money, or go to church every day. Your kids belong with you even when they are teenagers.
Name

Oklahoma City, OK

#20 Apr 25, 2012
Support 4 Brad wrote:
Before anyone jumps one me, please look and see that I am the original "Support 4 Brad" from Forney, TX. Not the impersonator from backwoods Arkansas. In the case of my brother, they had NO evidence, absolutely nothing except for a statement from the girls mother-and he was arrested. If they truly had something on him, even if it were just possession with intent to distribute, he would be behind bars. Besides knowing him as well as I do, this is yet more reason why I don't believe what the newspaper printed. They sensationalize and over-exagerate everything. As someone who has dealt with this before and is close to this case, I know that if anything, he would be in jail for something small-just to get him off the streets if they truly believed he was guilty. The investigators will run out of steam when they realize they can't string people along with fake details any longer, the newspaper will lose interest when charges aren't filed, and life, for everyone except Brad will go back to normal. For Brad, life will never be the same. He will have no choice but to move away and rebuild his life into some semblance of normal, and, sadly, not be seen in that town for quite some time for fear of being attacked and harassed. It's sad that there are such small minded people there who refuse to believe anything except what is printed in the paper and rumors that others have started.
Being honest here and not attacking - I think if what you say is true (that they run out of steam and there is no actual evidence to be had, if there really are six boys out there making this up) I feel your friend could get his life back. He still has people standing by him on this, and if no hard facts are presented in that affidavit, people will just move onto the next thing when this drops. I'm not saying it won't take several months or a year, but he could move forward. If it's a lie, the boys will probably come clean eventually.

But if it's true and there is evidence to prove so, he needs to go to prison so the boys can get their lives back. B/c if these things happened to those kids they are the ones who will never be the same. So even while defending your friend, please keep an open mind (like I am w/ you) about what those boys could have been through and how they must be hurting right now. Same as your friend is hurting right now if it's false.
Gone but still home

Enid, OK

#21 Apr 25, 2012
lmao wrote:
"seriously" and "shocked" is BRAD
Not Brad here. I'm just not going to believe everything I read. Especially not from the gazette. Not defending him, just not gonna say someone is guilty with no proof as of yet

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