A former Luther band director has been arrested on multiple complaints, including first-degree rape, after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.
According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, early Tuesday morning, Oklahoma City police officers arrested Kyle Whitmus, 34, at his home in the 12000 block of S.E. 73rd Street.
Monday, OSBI agents received a warrant for Whitmus’ arrest for five counts of sexual misconduct involving a sexual relationship with a child under the age of 14, including first-degree rape. Agents said the charges stem from Whitmus’ contact with a preteen female at the school. Once the allegations were reported to the school in April, 2015, Whitmus was suspended from teaching.
The allegations came to light when a Luther Middle School student told her mother about the relationship. That mother went to the victim’s father who, in turn, went to the Luther Police Department.
An investigator with Luther police performed a preliminary investigation and then requested OSBI assistance. Department of Homeland Security investigators forensically searched the victim’s cell phone for messages sent to and from Whitmus’ cell phone containing sexual content, according to the OSBI.
Whitmus was booked into the Oklahoma County jail Tuesday morning on one count of first-degree rape, three counts of indecent or lewd acts with a child under 16, and one count of solicit sexual conduct with a minor. His bond is set at $200,000.