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Comanche County official held on rape complaint

LAWTON, Okla._A Comanche County official was arrested Tuesday for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old boy.

Police were called by the alleged victim's parents Tuesday afternoon when they found inappropriate messages between their son and Comanche County Emergency Director Clinton Wagstaff. After reviewing the messages, police issued a search warrant. They deemed they had probable cause to initiate an arrest.

Police have released limited information about the allegations because it is still being investigated. The boy's dad, however, did talk about what they found when his wife saw the graphic messages between Wagstaff and their son.

The victim's parents said they suspected something was up for awhile, but the whole time they thought their son was just hanging out with some teenage trouble makers.

"One day [he] slipped and told me he was 50 something, and that's what really bothered me because [he] said this guy didn't want to meet anybody's parents. He didn't want anybody to know who this guy was," said the father.

So his wife checked their son's Facebook page and saw the messages.

"Her job dropped, and the conversation between my son and this guy was not good. She decided we need to call the cops. This was not some 17-year-old kid, it is some strange guy," he said.

Without going into detail, he said the messages were graphic.

"The gist of it was yeah let's meet up, but some of the times he would say lets do this and that," he said.

The messages would say you don't have to but would offer cash or cigarettes in exchange.

The victim's father said that Wagstaff would meet his son at night just a few blocks away from his house at an elementary school.

"I hope that this guy gets what's coming to him in full accordance of the law," said the father,

The father doesn't know the next step. He says he isn't rushing his son to talk, he'll just be there when he does.

"I want my son to have a decent life, and a good education, and do the best he can and be somebody. I don't know how this is going to affect him for the rest of his life," he said.

From reviewing the messages, the teen's father believes this could have gone on for as long as 6 months.

The county's Public Information Officer says due to the investigation they have no statement at this time. Chloe Lewis, the deputy emergency management director, has been named the interim director.



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