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A Durant man faces a charge of child sexual abuse stemming from a June incident involving a 17-year-old girl.

Howard A. Endsley, 41, was arrested last Friday after questioning, according to an affidavit, by Sheriff’s Investigator Nathan Calloway. OKDHS Child Welfare had received an anonymous report of the incident on July 31 and initiated an investigation.

Calloway spoke to Endsley, who confessed to a sexually abusive act while he and the girl were swimming in a pool in June at their home northeast of Durant. He was charged this week with child sexual abuse and is being held without bond.

In other sex-related crimes, Brian Thomas Vause, 39, Durant, has been charged with first-degree rape of a victim under age 14. He came under investigation this month after Durant Police were told about the sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl. According to an affidavit, the girl disclosed that she was sexually assaulted by Vause and also, a medical exam revealed trauma consistent with sexual assault.

Vause was questioned by police and according to the affidavit, he confessed to having a drug problem and having “bad thoughts” while on drugs. When questioned about the allegations, he requested and attorney. He was booked into jail and bond was set at $150,000. According to court records, he has a prior conviction in Pennsylvania for aggravated indecent assault.

In other alleged crimes in Bryan County recently:

A 39-year-old man was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery after he allegedly bit his girlfriend’s nose during an argument on Friday in Hendrix.

Tyrone L. Davis was arrested after deputies responded to an alleged fight at a home in Hendrix. A 34-year-old woman denied fighting with Davis, but said she was close to his face and arguing when he bit her on the nose.

She declined to press charges, but Oklahoma law requires a domestic assault be reported in these type of situations.

A 32-year-old man was arrested over the weekend and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Jason Wayne Kirby was stopped in a 2002 Saturn which had allegedly been “taken by force” from a woman in Denison, Texas, according to a Bryan County Sheriff’s Office affidavit.

BCSO Sgt. J. Bannowsky spotted the vehicle crossing Denison Dam and made a traffic stop, ordering the driver out of the car at gunpoint. He told the deputy that a woman let him borrow the car, but later said “I just met her today. I can’t think of her name.”

The woman came to get her vehicle and Kirby was taken to Bryan County Jail.

Deputy Billy Sprouse investigated a burglary Aug. 3 at a Willis Road home in Mead. Meagan French said that upon returning home that day, she discovered the front door open and the back door kicked in. A jewelry chest containing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and a Ruger .22-caliber revolver were stolen.

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