Security guard at Union Public Schools arrested, charged with sex crimes


By John Dobberstein, Editor

Tulsa police have arrested a security guard employed at Union Public Schools on charges of alleged sex crimes. 

Officials at the Union Public Schools Freshman Academy received information that Carlos Hopkins, a security guard, was having inappropriate contacts and relationships with several students between the ages of 13 and 15.

Detectives from TPD's Special Victims Unit investigated the allegations and obtained statements from several students who corroborated the allegations.

Several students reported that Hopkins communicated with them over Snapchat and Instagram. The students reported that the contacts with Hopkins started out with casual conversations, but Hopkins quickly began asking questions of a sexual nature.

The students reported that Hopkins asked questions about their genitalia, that Hopkins requested the students to send him photographs of their genitalia, would offer money for sending nude photographs, and that the students received pictures of Hopkin’s penis and videos of Hopkins engaged in sexual activity that he allegedly sent to them. 

Several students provided SVU detectives with documentation of portions of the online communications and photographs they received.

This investigation was turned over to the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office and Hopkins was charged with 7 counts of Using Technology to Engage in Sexual Communication with a Minor. Hopkins was arrested and booked into the Tulsa County Jail.

Police said several additional students have come forward since SVU detectives initiated the investigation and additional charges may be added.

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