Mead man charged with molestation


Staff report



A Mead man is accused of molesting a child.

Thirty-two-year-old Kenneth David Martin has been charged with one count of lewd molestation.

He came under investigation after it was disclosed to Durant Police Detective Rocky McDaniel that he had touched a girl when she was 9 years old.

The investigation revealed he had also fondled her in Denison, Texas, the affidavit states.

McDaniel questioned Martin, who denied the allegations, according to the affidavit.

Martin agreed to take a polygraph test, the affidavit states, and the test was administered on June 20 by Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Agent Nicholas Chaffin.

He failed the polygraph, according to the affidavit, and when Chaffin questioned him, he confessed to having touched the girl in an inappropriate manner. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

In other crime news, 36-year-old Shawn Justin Fischer of Durant pleaded guilty in federal court to charge of delay or destruction of of mail by a postal employee, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee announced Wednesday.

The indictment alleged that on or about April 20, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, that Fischer, a United States Postal Service employee, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully open a package entrusted to him and which came into his possession to be conveyed by mail while performing his assigned duties as an employee of the United States Postal Service.

The charge arose from an investigation by the United States Postal Services’ Office of Inspector General.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a pre-sentence investigation report.

The crime is punishable by not more than five years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney John David Luton represented the United States.

From staff and court record reports.

Staff report

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