Tulsa Zoo Train Conductor Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography
TULSA, Oklahoma - A Tulsa zoo employee is in jail after being accused of possessing child pornography.
Kim Bowman, 65, is a train conductor at the zoo, where he's been employed since March 2015, according to the Tulsa Zoo.
Tulsa police arrested Bowman Thursday at his home, where detectives said he lived with his wife.
TPD Cyber Crimes Sgt. Jeremy Nolan said Bowman was booked into the Osage County jail on possession of child pornography, aggravated possession of child pornography and violation of the computer crimes act.
Possession of more 100-plus images constitutes 'aggravated possession,' according to state law.
Nolan said the images and videos were found on his computer and were of girls ages 7-12 years-old.
Police served a search warrant at Bowman's home Wednesday, which led to the discovery and the arrest.
Nolan said Bowman, “admitted to his mistakes."
Police said the investigation is ongoing.
Although the Tulsa cyber crimes is investigating, the suspect eventually was booked in the Osage County jail.
Bowman's Facebook page has a picture of a train silhouette with someone conducting it, and on the page, he lists himself as a Tulsa Zoo train driver.
The Tulsa Zoo released a statement Thursday evening:
"Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc., today learned a part-time employee has been arrested. The employee had been employed with the zoo since March 2015 and passed all required background checks. TZMI has suspended the employee effective immediately and for the duration of the criminal investigation. As a family destination, we take any such allegations seriously and will cooperate fully, if requested, with any police investigation. To date, the zoo has not been contacted by law enforcement."