Yesterday, FTVLive told you that KOCO (Oklahoma City) storm chaser Lawrence McEwen had been charged with four counts of lewd molestation / indecent proposal to a child.
Well, a number of OKC newsies pointed out that KOKH might have a bit of a problem with one of their storm chasers as well.
Up until this week, Sinclair owned KOKH had a bio of one of their storm chasers named Bobby Hines. But, after the KOCO storm chaser was charged with molestation of a child, KOKH pulled the bio for Hines.
Back in 2007, The Oklahoman wrote, “A recently fired high school girls' softball coach was charged Monday with three felonies that accuse him of making sexual advances to his female players and students. Robert "Bobby” Ray Hines, 40, made his initial court appearance at the Beckham County Courthouse to face two charges of soliciting sex with underage students via text messages and one count of sexual assault involving an 18-year-old student. If convicted on all three charges, he could face 30 years in prison.”
On December 5th 2007, The paper wrote, “Robert "Bobby” Ray Hines, 41, pleaded guilty to three felony counts after reaching a deal with prosecutors and waiving his right to a preliminary hearing. In exchange for his plea, Hines received three 10-year sentences to run concurrently with all suspended except for one year in county jail. He will begin his jail stint Jan. 2.”
Sources at KOKH say that “Bobby Hines” is the same one that was chasing storms for KOKH.
This weekend there is a big weather event for kids and families the station is promoting people to bring their kids and meet the weather team and storm chasers.
No word if Bobby Hines will be there, but since KOKH pulled his bio from their website, we’re guessing the answer is no. One has to wonder if station management knew about his past before making him a storm chaser?
If they did….then what the hell is wrong with them?
By the way, FTVLive was able to grab a screenshot of the now deleted page: