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Burk man accused of molesting arrested in OK

Joe David Moon (Source Cotton Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Joe David Moon (Source Cotton Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

COTTON COUNTY, OK (KSWO)- A Burkburnett man is now behind bars after failing to report to court today.

Joe Moon was found at a casino in Oklahoma on Monday hours after the 63-year-old failed to appear in court for his sexual assault trial.

After Moon did not show up for closing arguments on Monday morning, Judge Brotherton forfeited his bond. An investigator told court officials that Moon was seen at a casino in Cotton County playing slots. Authorities were able to apprehend Moon at the casino without incident. 

The investigator said Moon’s only question was "If the trial was a missed trial." Moon is now in Cotton Country Jail.

Court resumed at 1:00 p.m. where Judge Brotherton ruled to continue the trial without Moon present. After nearly two hours of closing arguments, the jury then meets for their verdict.

Moon faces charges of one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child.

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October 31st, 2016

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -- A Burkburnett man accused of sexually abusing three children was in court Monday morning.

The jury selection process for the trial of 62-year-old Joe Moon began today at the Wichita Country Courthouse.

Moon is indicted on one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child and had been charged with two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact.

In June of 2015, a couple went to Burkburnett Police saying their 11-year-old daughter had been molested by Moon.

Two other girls have also come forward saying Moon had also touched them inappropriately between the ages of 7 and 11.

Moon's attorneys filed a motion late last week to split the case into three separate trials — one for each charge — that motion was denied by Judge Bob Brotherton.

Today 72 possible jurors filled the court room for jury selection around 10:30 am. Of that, twelve will be selected for this trial.

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