Broken Bow man accused of multiple sex crimes free from behind bars once again

By: First News Email
By: First News Email

BROKEN BOW, OK -- A Broken Bow man accused of 18 felony counts, including sex crimes against children, was arrested this week but is already back on the streets.

Officials from the Broken Bow Jail tell us 30-year-old Thomas Bradley Porton was arrested Tuesday for Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud and then bonded out Thursday.

Last month Porton turned himself into police, wanted for sex crimes against children, but bonded out.

At least six victims have come forward with allegations against Porton and police say there may be more.

Porton is set to appear in court for a Preliminary Hearing on June the 5th.


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  • by usmci Location: ok on May 29, 2012 at 11:17 PM
    I have been in many other countries and there they just cut it off then stone if guilty. Bail is higher for shoplifting.
  • by Anonymous Location: Durant on May 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM
    June 5th can't get here soon enough. Why they would let this man stay on the street with drug charges and all these kids coming forward is beyond me. Our country is in great turmoil and we need to hit our knees in prayer.
  • by Smarter than You Location: Texas on May 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM
    Tom's cousin?? Yeah right! This is what is wrong with this great justice system we have. Arrested and back on the streets already. 18 FELONY COUNTS and back on the street. unbe-freaking-lievable.
  • by Tom's Cousin Location: East Okla on May 22, 2012 at 08:30 AM
    Tom is innocent. yall just dont even know. the truth will come out. i know whose behind this and its not TOM.
  • by Bobbie M Location: OK on May 22, 2012 at 08:00 AM
    I am tired of everybody giving Oklahomla a bad name. Texas is no bettre and don't think you are. you have just as many child mo's and druggies but Oklahomla always gets the bad rap. I'm sick of it. What this guy did is gross but no grosser that what your folks doo.
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      by Bueford in the Machine on May 22, 2012 at 12:03 PM in reply to Bobbie M
      You must have to be from Oklahoma to understand this mess.
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      by Kevin on May 23, 2012 at 08:15 AM in reply to Bobbie M
      Ummm..yeah we are, have you not met us, we're Awesome!
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      by Mickey on May 31, 2012 at 07:46 AM in reply to Bobbie M
      Texas, Oklahoma, it doesn't matter. Both states have an abundant supply of rednecks and perverts, and justice systems that enable them.
  • by Pez on May 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM
    This seems to be a problem...I've gone into two different stores in two different towns in Oklahoma in the past month and have read the same headlines...a child molester was released AGAIN on bond. This makes me madder than a hornet!
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      by Dispenser on May 21, 2012 at 03:01 PM in reply to Pez
      Calm down, Mr. Bee. This great justice system of ours will surely prevail and this molester will not roam free for long.
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        by Candy on May 21, 2012 at 03:57 PM in reply to Dispenser
        The justice system rarely prevails in great Okie-land...don't you read KXII
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          by Lolli on May 22, 2012 at 08:33 AM in reply to Candy
          I'm proud to be an Okie from Muskogeeee.
  • by truth Location: in anonymous wife`s arms on May 21, 2012 at 09:36 AM
    If this loser was any other race he would be still in jail no bond offered wow this mess the anglo saxons are leaving our beautiful country in...........................
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      by Anonymous on May 21, 2012 at 02:49 PM in reply to truth
      yeah it do!
  • by grandmother Location: durant on May 21, 2012 at 08:40 AM
    I don't think when it is a sex crime they should be allowed to bond out. Just my thought some of you will probably think I am stupid..............
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      by Anonymous on May 21, 2012 at 11:10 AM in reply to grandmother
      Yeah, because no one had EVER been falsely accused of committing a sex crime
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        by anonymous2 on May 21, 2012 at 12:41 PM in reply to
        Yep, innocent until proven guilty granny!
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          by grandmother on May 21, 2012 at 03:02 PM in reply to anonymous2
          Who are you calling Granny? And to "anonymous", most of the ones they catch are truly guilty of committing those sexual crimes. 18 felony counts...gotta be accurate.
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      by Anonymous on May 22, 2012 at 07:08 AM in reply to grandmother
      You said it yourself "MOST" of them are guilty, but by your beliefs, they "ALL" should not be released. So Joe Schmoe, who who was not guilty has to sit in jail for up to a year or more just to get the chance to prove he's not.
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        by Susie on May 22, 2012 at 11:51 AM in reply to
        I would prefer Joe Schmoe to sit in jail for a year than to have some rapist running rampant in the streets! I'm sure Joe Schmoe would too. Heck, all Joe would have to do is lawyer up. Any esquire with brains could get him out if the DNA evidence isn't there. DNA evidence IS available now.
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          by Anonymous on May 23, 2012 at 08:18 AM in reply to Susie
          Susie, is that you...I remember you, you touched me inappropriately when i was 12...Please stay there while I contact the authorities to arrest you. Yes this happened nearly a decade ago, but don't worry, although I have no DNA evidence to prove anything, I'm sure you will find something constructive to do for the next year or so.
  • by Anonymous on May 21, 2012 at 05:40 AM
    Will it be new news if someone finds out that "the love of money is the root of all evil?" Who gets the money is the real question. Everything else is just part of the game. If we want these things to stop, get money out of the formula.
  • by local on May 20, 2012 at 05:43 PM
    Well john q I hope he doesn't touch any more kids or hurt anyone while out on bail. In MY opinion he has committed two major felony acts in less than a month and bail should have been excessive to make our area safe.
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      by John Q on May 21, 2012 at 07:52 AM in reply to local
      I agree with you completely. But until the system is changed this is the way it will be.
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        by Glad I'm in Texas on May 21, 2012 at 12:51 PM in reply to John Q
        We hate the pervs here in Texas. Lock em up and throw away the key! Nobody's gonna molest here and get away with it!!!
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          by John Q on May 22, 2012 at 06:48 AM in reply to Glad I'm in Texas
          Apparently you live in a fantasy world. Criminals are set free all the time. Regardless of guilt or innocence. Judges allow attorneys to plea bargain their clients offenses to lesser charges all the time just to clear the case off the docket. I've seen felony cases plead down to a misdemeanor and the criminal walk out of court with just probation and a fine. Nothing's about justice anymore. It's all about the almighty dollar. If you have money the attorney gets you a "deal". If not you're screwed.
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