By Conrad Dudderar
EL RENO – A convicted felon faces at least 50 years in prison after being charged with sexually molesting two young children at a Yukon home.
Richard Jade Ahgoom, 29, was charged Nov. 15 in Canadian County District Court with two counts of lewd/indecent acts to child under 12.
Prosecutors allege the defendant committed the crimes “by touching and/or feeling the body and private parts” of two underage victims “in a lewd and lascivious manner,” according to court documents.
Ahgoom faces not less than 25 years in state prison if convicted on each felony count.
The defendant had sexual intercourse with the children and told them “not to tell anyone”, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in district court.
The victim’s mother reported the alleged molestation in July to Oklahoma City Police. The case was transferred in August to Yukon Police after investigators learned the alleged abuse had occurred at a house in the 200 block of Birch.
The children described being sexually abused by the defendant “at various times and possibly even over a period of years” during forensic interviews conducted by an Oklahoma City police inspector at The Care Center, according to the probable cause affidavit.
A police investigator interviewed Ahgoom at the Cleveland County Jail, where he was behind held after his arrest for domestic abuse by strangulation. He denied the sexual assaults but was found to be deceptive during a polygraph exam, according to the affidavit.
Ahgoom’s ex-wife also had told a Midwest City police detective that her five-year-old child said the defendant “had touched her inappropriately,” the court document indicates.
Ahgoom was convicted in 2014-15 in Custer County for second-degree burglary and distribution of controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a park or school, according to state Department of Corrections’ records.
The defendant was convicted in 2016 in Oklahoma County for possession of controlled substance.
He served several stints in prison for those crimes before being released in August 2017, serving probation in other drug cases until October 2018.