Department of Child Services Supervisor Accused of Sending Client Drugs and Lewd Photos

Posted on November 7, 2011


Indiana (WXIN Fox59 Indianapolis) – Police said a supervisor with the Indiana Department of Child Services was arrested Thursday for allegedly giving a client drugs and sending her inappropriate photos.

Scott Ogden, 28, was arrested on charges of official misconduct, dealing of a controlled substance, possession of and receiving property and distribution of obscene material.

Decatur police said a trusted, confidential informant told detectives she received several text messages from Ogden.  The female informant said she knew Ogden through his employment with the DCS, because in 2009, the woman’s parental rights to her four children were terminated.  Police said Ogden was the family case manager in the matter.

The informant told the detective Ogden texted her and requested sexual favors in exchange for information about the placement of her children and also stated he would take her to them.  The woman also said Ogden sent her a photo of his genitals.

Police then made arrangements for a staged meeting between the informant and Ogden at the Greensburg City Park on Wednesday.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Ogden told the woman he would take her to where her children were located and also told her private information about the children’s placement.  Ogden then stated he wished to have an “intimate relationship” with the informant.  Police said when the woman asked Ogden about the drugs, he told her to meet at his house.  There, Ogden gave the woman three hydrocodone pills.

On Thursday, police arrested Ogden at his home.  Police said he admitted to taking the photograph and sending it from the Decatur County DCS office.  Police said he also admitted to saying he would allow the woman to see her children, but he said he did not intend to follow through.

Ogden is currently the supervisor for both the Decatur County and Ripley County offices of the Department of Child Services.

Fox59 learned Ogden was the case worker in the Devin Parson’s case, who was allegedly beaten to death by his mother.

He is being held in the Decatur County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

The Department of Child Services spokesperson released the following statement Friday:

“DCS is aware of the charges and will cooperate fully with law enforcement.  DCS will follow all State personnel policies and procedures.”

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