Tipton man charged with making an indecent proposal to a child

Tipton man charged with making an indecent proposal to a child

TIPTON, Okla._A Tipton man is behind bars after authorities say he tried to bribe a girl into showing him her genitals.

Police say 48-year-old Ricky Lidy was helping remove a battery from a woman's house when he asked her then 13-year-old daughter, who was helping him, if she could keep a secret. Police say Lidy used a euphemism when he told the girl he would give her $50 if she would show him her genital area. When the girl asked what he meant by the word Lidy used, he nodded towards her upper thighs and said "like your thighs and stuff."

Police say she told him no and left the room.

Lidy has been charged with making an indecent proposal to a child under 16.