Convicted Child Molester Accused of Uploading Child Porn From Prison Computer

KOKH - March 22, 2022 7:23 am

While serving multiple life sentences for child sex offenses, an Oklahoma inmate is now accused of downloading and posting child porn from a state computer.

His rap sheet is lengthy and disturbing. Corey Fore was convicted in 2015 in Tulsa County for multiple counts of child sex abuse, lewd molestation, and child porn. investigators said the girls were staying with Fore, and they had to touch him before they could go outside to play.

Now he is an inmate at James Crabtree correctional center in Helena, serving 8 life sentences. But he’s not just living out his days in a cell. Fore was allowed to have a job through the Oklahoma Department of Corrections work program- Oklahoma Correctional Industries. On its website, OCI says it “employs offenders in order to help them acquire job skills… that allow for the offenders’ successful return to society”

“This particular inmate was the supervisor of 12 other inmates,” said Steve Tanio, District #26 District Attorney’s Office Investigator. “Through the course of the investigation, we determined he had administrative access to the internet.”

Court documents reveal Fore’s job was working as an IT manager for a telemarketing call center for Case Energy Partners. FOX 25 obtained the emails that show how he was given full admin privileges on the computer, with Case Energy and his supervisors agreeing to grant access without question.

The latest court filings detail how Fore downloaded child pornography, opened an email account- [email protected], and then an Instagram account with the username @daddys_girl_4_69, where he shared and distributed video. Instagram tipped off the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, launching the investigation.

We asked Tanio if investigators were surprised when the IP address was traced to a state-owned computer inside a prison.

“It’s not the first time we’ve had that happen with the Department of Corrections,” said Tanio. “But yeah, it was fairly surprising to us.”

So how does somebody with a background and record like Fore get a job working in IT?

“That’s our big question,” said Tanio. “And we don’t know how.”

“The Oklahoma Department of Corrections cannot comment on matters under investigation. The inmate in question has pending felony charges in Alfalfa County. The telemarketing program operating through Oklahoma Correctional Industries (OCI) at James Crabtree Correctional Center was discontinued immediately upon notification of the allegations. Telemarketing programs were discontinued at all other facilities shortly thereafter. To ensure appropriate protocols and processes are in place, other inmate work programs through OCI are being reviewed and evaluated as part of an ongoing investigation.”

Details in the new court filing raise even more questions. Investigators learned the “background of inmates or previous criminal charges were not viewed or considered as part of their hiring practices” – Something investigators believe led, in part to Fore’s situation.

“He made admissions to us and basically said to us once he had that access, he went down the rabbit hole and couldn’t get out of it,” said Tanio.

Around 1200 Oklahoma inmates work for OCI-related companies which contract with ODOC at 13 sites. It’s a lucrative agreement for the companies and the state. But as we found— it could be a deal allowing some of the most dangerous offenders the chance to commit new crimes.

Fore faces 3 additional felony counts for these latest crimes in Alfalfa County. This particular case led investigators to look into other job programs inside Oklahoma prisons. Stay with FOX 25, as we continue to learn what they discovered and which program the Office of the Inspector General is looking into next.

 

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