Lawton_A forty-year-old man wanted his 14-year-old son and 13-year-old stepson to have sex with an adult woman. But, it wasn't just any woman - it was the boys' stepmother and mother. On Friday, the man is charged with two counts of lewd acts with a child, and it's a case that Lawton Police wish they never had to work.
This the second child sex story that 7News has covered in only one week, and the same detective was assigned to both. While assignments such as this are tough, police say both guys needed to be caught, and the victims protected. We will not release the name of the defendant at this time to protect the identity of the minors.
Police say that the 14-year-old boy was visiting his father for the weekend when he suggested that the boy lose his virginity to the boy's stepmother. "During his investigation he did find out that not only were there some indecent proposals, obviously, there was also some inappropriate contact, and inappropriate suggestions with an adult," said Lawton Police Captain Will Hines.
Authorities say the boy told investigators that he did not want to be sexually involved with his stepmother, and told his dad he was nasty. "In fact, it even got to the point where not only one child was involved," said Hines. "During the investigation, we found out there was a second victim that came in a few days later." It was the woman's 13-year-old son. "The suspect was actually trying to convince the child to have sex with an adult."
The boy told investigators that the defendant molested him in the process. "He actually went to his mother, and said hey these things are going on," said Hines. "The mother became very concerned, knew these incidents had happened before, and she felt that it was such a bad position that she had to take her child and go out the window in the house to get away from this guy while he wasn't aware they were leaving."
The woman and both children eventually told detectives what happened, and they say it wasn't enough to arrest the man. "It's a bad situation all the way around," said Hines. "Certainly, if we have guys like that are out in society, we want to get them brought into the station, and get them off the street immediately."
In the courtroom on Friday, the judge set the defendant's bond at $25,000. Jail records show that the man bonded out. The judge ordered the defendant to have not contact whatsoever with the two accusers, and his preliminary hearing is set for the end of March.
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