Union school teacher charged with sex with teen boy www.privateofficer.com
Tulsa OKla July 10 2010
A Union school teacher accused of sexually assaulting a boy bonded out of jail tonight on $50,000 bond. Jail records show Curt Edward Carson, 48, bonded out at 6:45 p.m. on one count of Lewd Molestation involving a 13-year-old boy.
Carson is also a former volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
FOX23’s Abbie Alford was the first to learn this information and reports on the crime Carson is accused of doing while in the volunteer program.
Union Public Schools says Carson has been teaching Special Education at Union’s 6th and 7th Grade Center for the past two years.
According to the District’s website he states he’s been teaching for eleven years.
Police believe in 2002 and 2003 he abused a boy he mentored while in Big Brothers Big Sisters while the boy was 12 and 13-years-old.
The alleged abused happened seven years ago but police say it didn’t exceed the statute of limitations.
Sex Crimes detectives say between 2002 and 2003 Carson molested his “lil brother” ten to fifteen times in Carson’s home.
Detectives say this week they set up a phone sting with Carson and the alleged victim who is now an adult. This morning he was arrested at a coffee shop near 71st and Garnett.
Arrest records show Carson admitted that he “touched the victim, who was 13 at the time…that it shouldn’t have happened.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma emailed this statement:
“Big Brothers Big Sisters is aware of the arrest of a former volunteer with our organization in connection with charges that he abused the child he mentored. We are alarmed and deeply saddened by reports of any child being harmed and disturbed by accounts that our program may have been exploited. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma continues to cooperate with the investigation and we are not able to discuss or speculate about any specifics.
The integrity of our program is extremely important and to achieve the highest quality standards possible, we work to constantly review and strengthen our screening and background check systems as new best practices in the industry emerge.
Big Brothers Big Sisters makes child safety our priority. We have zero tolerance for abuse. Our volunteers and staff undergo thorough screening and background checks and we provide ongoing professional support for our children and families.”
The organization wouldn’t release information on how long he had been with the volunteer program but that his match had ended.
Union Public Schools says because of his arrest Carson has been suspended with pay.
On the District’s website Carson states he taught Social Studies and Special Education.
Police say no other victims have come forward but is encouraging any potential victims or if you know someone who could be a potential victim to report it to police.
Tulsa Public Schools confirms Carson was a teacher at Clinton Middle School and Hamilton Middle School between 2001 and 2005. He resigned from the District in 2005.
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services tells FOX23 News Carson was approved to be a foster parent in 2007.
Tulsa police say he is a foster parent, however, DHS wouldn’t release those details but says if a foster parent is charged with lewd molestation of any child then any foster children in is his or her home would be removed.