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ArkLaTex entertainer charged with lewd acts

Posted: Updated: May 18, 2012 04:54 PM CDT
McCurtain County, Oklahoma entertainer Brad Porton is facing over two dozen felony charges. McCurtain County, Oklahoma entertainer Brad Porton is facing over two dozen felony charges.
BROKEN BOW, OK (KSLA) -

An ArkLaTex man charged with over two dozen sodomy, child molestation and drug charges, is back on the streets after bailing out of jail for a second time.

McCurtain County, Oklahoma entertainer Brad Porton is facing over two dozen felony charges.

District Attorney Mark Matloff tells KSLA News 12 last month he asked for a much higher bond, but Porton was given a $150,000 bond on his first arrest on 18 sodomy, lewd act with minors, indecent display of obscene materials and furnishing alcohol to minors.

He bonded out within hours.

"He has no problem going out in public. There is no remorse, shame or worry for what's he's accused of," says Nita, a Broken Bow resident who has protested Porton's release during a courthouse picket and through online forums.

Just this week Porton was re-arrested on 8 more felonies, all drug related. He bailed out of jail for a second time Thursday afternoon.

Investigators allege, while working as an assistant at a broken bow pharmacy, he took drugs and gave them to underage teens. They also claim he told others he was a youth counselor and at least once portrayed himself as a doctor to the parent of sick child.

The McCurtain Daily Gazette characterizes this investigation as the largest in the county's history.

"He's innocent until proven guilty. But out of respect for the victims, why doesn't he stay under the radar until it's over," adds another concerned resident, Bristy.

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