In 2015, Eric Reid Ramirez, then a 23-year-old substitute teacher and wrestling coach at Western Heights High School, had sex with an 18-year-old student. Ramirez was subsequently charged with second-degree rape and eventually pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of outraging public decency. When the girl's mother, a former school district employee, later sued the district, she noted her child has disabilities. “My daughter, even as a 20-year-old, has the mind of a 13-year-old. She's highly gullible and easy tricked," the woman said. "This guy was a predator.”
Vincent Chad Warford, a former teacher at Freedom Public Schools, was arrested in 2017 after allegedly requesting nude photographs from a 14-year-old he once coached.
In 2017, former Luther Public Schools band director Kyle Whitmus was sentenced to 20 years in prison for lewd acts against a 12-year-old student."Any job providing access to children is going to attract a disproportionate number of pedophiles," The Oklahoman notes. "At the same time, virtually all teachers are honorable people and not child molesters."