Marlow man charged with inappropriately touching young girl

Marlow man charged with inappropriately touching young girl

DUNCAN, Okla._A Marlow man is being held in the Stephens County Jail on a charge of lewd or indecent acts to child under 12.

Thomas Matheny II, 53, is accused of inappropriately touching a 10-year-old girl on different occasions at his home and the child's home. In a voluntary statement given by Matheny on September 2, he denied any wrong doing. He told police he had mental problems and if he touched the girl, it was by accident or tickling.

However, court documents say on September 3, just one day after being questioned by investigators, Matheny tried to get someone to bring the girl to his home to speak to her about the accusations.

His bond was set at $25,000.