It has been in local news about our tribal security officer being arrested for charges of rape and similar allegations concerning a child in Seminole County. He is no longer employed with Delaware Nation.

Many have questioned how we could hire a “predator.” Obviously, the DN had no idea this would occur. The individual was CLEET certified and had worked for another law enforcement agency. He had passed a state background check for the CLEET certification as well and was lawfully able to carry a service weapon. We trusted this.

Our hearts go out to the child involved in this matter, and we will cooperate with any information the investigators may request.

Let’s pray as a tribe for this child, and not use this issue as political fodder. Thank you.