TULSA ATTORNEY’S INVOLVEMENT IN TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN FOR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION? (PART 2)
Mother Reports Child’s Allegations and Gets Half Decade of Supervised Visits
Single mother Heather Collins (Heather) has (4) four hours a week of supervised visits with her child ever since reporting her husbands child sexual abuse (5) five years ago as well as throughout the divorce. On April 28, 2022 attorney Noel Scott Johnson (Johnson) filed a motion for his attorney fees in Collins v. Collins, Rogers County FD-14-308. He seeks over ($100,000) one hundred thousand dollars on behalf of his client to reimburse the fees spent since 2016. Sources indicate that DHS has (5) five substantiated Department of Human Services (DHS) allegations against Johnson’s client, Clayton Collins, a man who has had sole custody while his ex-wife has had over (5) five years of supervised visits, the online record appears absent a reason why.
Heather has consistently told the Court of a danger to her child just to be continuously admonished for mandatory disclosing. Heather through counsel reported that she went to speak with the Rogers County District Attorneys office many times about the allegations eventually going to the State of Oklahoma Attorney General’s (OAG) Office to seek help. Her counsel made the appointment, explained the contentious family law with Johnson’s law firm, and advised his client to attend. When Heather did sit down with the OAG it was by and through Attorney Joy Thorp (Thorp). Heather notes that after divulging her story Thorp said
there was ‘nothing’ she could do and that Johnson was the Thorp family attorney. (See Part 3 of this expose)
Clayton Collins (Collins) files for divorce August 14, 2014 in Rogers County. By December Attorney Noel Scott Johnson (Johnson) enters his appearance. A month later in January the parties enter into an agreed temporary order with mother having temporary sole legal custody, ie- decisions over major life decisions like religion, school, etc. The parties were on a two week cycle wherein dad would have the child Wednesday to Friday in week one and Wednesday to Sunday week two. Within the first two weeks of this schedule the Heather is filing for emergency custody alleging that on January 28, 2015 her minor child RJC
volunteered, “I touched Daddy’s private.” There are many other similar statements and DHS is notified.
By March 25, 2015 Mr. Collins is on ‘supervised visits’ and his wife is being supervised by his mother. By April 28, 2015, it appears by the Heather’s filings that Mr. Collins is being ‘supervised’ by his ‘family and friends.’ By May 4th, 2015 Jeff Anderson is appointed to professionally supervise Mr. Collins. By September Mrs. Collins is on her fourth attorney. It does not appear she has done anything ‘wrong,’ it just appears that maintaining such litigation takes an exorbitant amount of money, time and dedication.
By September 22, 2015 the case came on for trial and the decree was to be submitted, a transcript was made. By November Johnson is noting that the minor child has made no disclosures to Bart Trentham regarding sexual abuse in his response to her application for emergency filed November 12, 2015. Of course Jamie Voigt, who part one of this article noted is currently being sued for work done in the Chico matter, has been involved as the child’s therapist the whole time. Emergency custody is denied but by December an agreed decree is entered swearing that both parties proper and fit and sharing custody 50/50 on a 2/2/3, if I have Monday and Tuesday you have Wednesday and Thursday and I have that weekend, likewise if you have Monday and Tuesday I have Wednesday and Thursday and you have the weekend.
It is hard to keep track but it appears as though the mother is now on her eighth attorney in the year this matter was pending, she is entitled to ($5,000) five thousand dollars alimony for property and each side is to pay their own counsel. By June 2016 the fighting begins again at first with disagreements with Parenting Coordinator recommendations by the mother.
By January 2017 the Court rules both parties unfit and appoints Becki Murphy (Murphy) and David Francy to serve as temporary emergency guardians. Stephen Hale is noted as the Guardian Ad Litem and as petitioning for the emergency guardians. It appears as though Heather alleges that the child are being exposed to the Cowboy Church in Inola. Currently pastor Roy Shoop is pending trial after waiving Preliminary Hearing in May, 2022, he was pending prelim for (2) two years. In that case the pastor of the Cowboy Church in Inola is accused of nearly a dozen counts of child molestation on (5) five separate young women under the age of sixteen and some fourteen.
The guardianship is dismissed about two weeks after on February 17, 2017 for ‘lack of evidence.’ Per GAL Hale’s recommendation the Court decides the child is to be put back with the father, mother to have supervised visits at Safenet (4) four times a week for (1) one hour. Online filings in other matters indicate there are allegations Murphy exposed the child to the Cowboy Church. By September 2017 Mr. Collins is motioning to terminate the joint custody plan and award himself sole legal custody.
Ironically the Frontier did an article on Safenet in 2016 called ‘Pay to Play’ alleging misconduct by the Rogers County District Attorney, the same one who fails to prosecute Johnson’s client Collins for any of the child sex allegations. In that article ‘Pay to Play’ the Frontier noted that Ballard’s wife was the chairman of the board of directors of Safenet and several of its sub charity boards under it. It also said Ballard was collecting an illegal fee that added up to nearly ($500,000) five hundred thousand dollars.
A bunch of wrangling occurs until eventually the Court is recused by March 2019 with Judge Crossen to now be the new Judge, Judge Smith heard it previously. Heather is still on supervised visits. Heather has nearly had a dozen attorneys and currently pays around $60 in child support to her ex-husband. She is still facing six figures in fees against Johnson and her child are with their accused abuser. Whenever Heather wants to see her kids she has to pay Matt Ballard’s wife’s charity all while he refuses to prosecute the substantiated allegations.