A case involving the sexual exploitation of third grade students at McCloud elementary at the hands of their teacher is drawing to a close. Former McCloud elementary teacher Kimberly Crain was accused of photographing several of her female students in provocative poses and various states of undress and sharing them with former OBU professor Gary Doby, whom the students knew as "Uncle G." Both Crain and Doby entered pleas and were convicted for their crimes.
Former OBU professor Gary Doby pleaded guilty last week to twenty sex crime counts, including exploitation, child pornography, and conspiracy to commit child exploitation and lewd molestation. He was sentenced to life in prison. Because of the nature of his offenses, the 66-year-old Doby will be required to serve at least 38 years of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole; this means that it likely that the convicted pedophile will truly spend the remainder of his life in
prison. Doby requested to be entered into a sexual predator treatment program while in prison.
Kimberly Crain, the teacher accused of photographing the girls and arranging for them to Skype with Doby during school hours, pleaded no contest to charges of child pornography, exploitation, conspiracy, and lewd molestation. She is scheduled to be sentenced March 22. Crain asked to be released to home confinement with electronic monitoring pending her sentencing, but a judge denied her request. She faces a minimum of 25 years in prison, but prosecutors believe she will likely share the same fate as her co-defendant, and receive a sentence of life in prison.
Prosecutor Richard Smotherman says that he plans to introduce evidence at Crain's sentencing that will demonstrate that there are many more victims, and that Crain's and Doby's actions went on for several years prior to discovery in November 2011, when a student told her parents that Crain took pictures of her and other girls in bras and panties during a Christmas decorating pizza party at Crain's house.
Child pornography and exploitation are serious criminal offenses. Penalties for conviction of these crimes may include life in prison. If a convicted sex offender completes a prison sentence or is paroled, he or she will be required to register as an Oklahoma Sex Offender, which means the conviction will create a lifetime of restrictions.