Janitor Cameron Ford, 29, was arrested for trying to have sex with an undercover cop posing as a 14-year-old girl then returned to work at an elementary school
An elementary school janitor was allowed to return to work ‘like nothing ever happened’ after being arrested for trying to have sex with a undercover cop posing as a 14-year-old girl, police say.
Cameron Ford, 29, of Oklahoma City, was busted on April 6 in an undercover child sex sting where a cop posed as an underage girl online and the two allegedly arranged to meet for sex.
Cops arrested Ford when he showed up to a local Walmart to pick the ‘girl’.
However he posted a $25,000 bond and was allowed to return to work at Apple Creek Elementary in El Reno, according to Star Telegram.
The Moore Public Schools district said they were unaware of his arrest until they saw news reports of it five days later on Wednesday April 11.
‘Once the information was received, contact with Mr. Ford was made at Apple Creek Elementary just before noon, where he immediately tendered his resignation,’ the district said in a statement.
The janitor was arrested on April 6 and posted bail. He returned to work at Apple Creek Elementary school in El Reno, Oklahoma because the school was unaware of his arrest
Canadian County police are apologizing for failing to alert the school of the janitor’s arrest.
‘It was an oversight on our part,’ Captain Adam Flowers said to the Star Telegram.
‘They had no clue. He just walked back in after he bonded out like nothing ever happened,’ he added.
‘There’s no excuse and we feel horribly about it and sorry for the miscommunication,’ he said according to Fox59.
‘We do put kids as a number one priority and this is why we do this program, and this is why we are so active and proactive at catching these predators. We feel horrible that something just as simple as reaching out to the district to say that this happened, we want to let everybody know that that was not our intention,’ he added.
Ford was arrested on April 6, three days after he began to message the undercover cop posing as a young girl.
Five days later on April 11 Moore Public Schools district learned of the arrest and Ford resigned
On April 6 he tried to meet up with the ’14-year-old girl’ to take her to his apartment for sex. He was arrested and booked into Canadian County jail, above, where he later posted bond
The two exchanged messages on Facebook, with Ford introducing himself as a ‘true gentleman looking for someone to begin a relationship with’.
Soon the conversation became more sexual in nature.
The two planned to meet up at a local Walmart where Ford reportedly planned to pick her up and bring her back to his apartment to have sex with her.
He was arrested at the Walmart in Mustang and booked into Canadian County Jail where he posted bond.
After the school learned about his arrest the janitor resigned.
He has been banned from all Moore Public School properties, according to KOKH.
He also faces a charge of facilitating sex with a minor through use of technology.