Former Tulsa Boys Home Employee Gets 35 Year Sentence For Child Porn Conviction

Matthew Whitaker was arrested in 2022 after investigators said they found thousands of images of child sex abuse on his phone.

Friday, September 8th 2023, 12:19 pm

By: News On 6


A former employee of the Tulsa Boys Home will spend 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to nine counts of aggravated possession of child pornography.

Matthew Whitaker was arrested in August of 2022 after they found more than 7,000 images of child sex abuse on his devices. Investigators say no residents of the Boys Home were believed to be among the victims and Whitaker was quickly fired.

Gregg Conway, CEO of Tulsa Boys' Home, provided the following statement:

"Mr. Whitaker was arrested at his home in Tulsa last year where the child pornography was found on his personal electronic devices. When we initially found out about the allegations of wrongdoing on Mr. Whitaker’s part he was immediately put on administrative leave and the allegation was reported by us to local law enforcement as well as to the DHS Office of Client Advocacy, as well as to DHS leadership. Thorough and comprehensive investigations were conducted by the aforementioned entity’s and Tulsa Boys’ Home was found to have zero culpability in the matter, nor were ANY of our boys found to have been victims of Mr. Whitaker’s perverted behavior."
“Tulsa Boys’ Home conducts comprehensive background checks to thoroughly vet new employees.”
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