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Tulsa Boys' Home employee arrested for child porn

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A photo of the sign for the Tulsa Boy's Home provided by the organization's Facebook on August 24, 2022. Posted to social media on September 10, 2018.

A Tulsa Boys' Home employee was arrested on Wednesday by Tulsa County deputies after officials found over 7,000 images of child porn.

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said Matthew Whitaker has been arrested after sharing the images to a social media site.

It is not clear what Whitaker's position was at boy's home or if any of the images were photos taken of the children.

Gregg Conway, the executive director and CEO of the Tulsa Boys' Home said Wednesday evening that Whitakers alleged criminal behavior has nothing to do with the organization, and that staff members had no knowledge of any improprieties or criminal wrongdoing.

Conway also said the organization does everything possible to thoroughly vet staff and volunteer members before ever allowing direct content with the boys in "any capacity."