Black Collar Crime: Evangelical Home Schooling Director Jeffrey Goss Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
Jeffrey Goss, principal of the Christian Education Alliance — “a unique education ministry to home school families in the Tulsa metro area” — in Tulsa, Oklahoma was arrested Tuesday on child pornography charges. Tulsa World reports:
Jeffrey Richard Goss, 56, is accused of using a video conference chat room to share and view sexually explicit pictures and videos of underage boys and girls, according to a complaint filed in Tulsa federal court Wednesday.
Court documents state that Goss is a principal at a Tulsa school, but they don’t specify which one. Goss’ Linkedin profile states that he is a principal at Christian Education Alliance, 840 W. 81st St.
Christian Education Alliance is a “unique education ministry to home school families in the Tulsa metro area” for grades one through 12, according to its website.
The allegations against Goss were discovered during an undercover operation by Homeland Security investigators in 2015, according to the court documents.
On Tuesday, law enforcement investigators served a search warrant at Goss’s south Tulsa home.
While being interviewed, Goss told investigators that he used the chat room at least five or six times since November 2015 with the intent to view child pornography, according to the complaint. He said he accessed the materials from the school where he works in an effort to hide it from his spouse, the document says.
Goss is employed by Tulsa Hills Church of the Nazarene in Tulsa, Oklahoma.