Yukon man faces sex assault charges

Allegedly committed lewd acts with teen girls at Yukon home

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By Conrad Dudderar

Associate Editor

EL RENO – A Yukon police investigation has led Canadian County prosecutors to charge a Yukon man with sexually assaulting two teenage girls on Thanksgiving.

Daryl Corbett Wilkerson, 33, was charged Jan. 23 with lewd/indecent acts to child under 16 and sexual battery.

“The defendant touched/felt the private parts of a child under 16 in a lewd/lascivious manner or for the purpose of sexual gratification,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit signed by a Yukon police investigator.

“The defendant also slapped the buttocks of a second victim in the same house without her consent for sexual gratification.”

The alleged victims were ages 13 and 18. Wilkerson’s listed address is in the 100 block of Cypress.

If convicted on both felony counts, the defendant could spend up to 30 years in state prison.

Prosecutors allege Wilkerson committed the crimes on Nov. 28, 2019 at a home in Yukon. The defendant allegedly knowingly and intentionally touched and/or felt the private area of a child under 16 “in a lewd or lascivious manner”.

He also is accused of intentionally touching “in a lewd or lascivious manner” the buttocks of an alleged victim over the age of 16 without her consent, court records show.

The incident is detailed in an arrest warrant affidavit, which indicates Sgt. Trudy Patterson-Cochran was dispatched about 12:35 a.m. Nov. 29 to the Yukon address on a possible sexual assault.

Sgt. Cochran and Lt. Jonathan May met with the alleged victims’ mother, and Lt. May reported the juvenile was upset and shaking.

The mother and her daughters were at the defendant’s house for a Thanksgiving dinner and the girls informed her they had been “touched inappropriately” by Wilkerson, according to the affidavit.

The report graphically details the attacks; the defendant not only touched the 13-year-old girl inappropriately while sitting on a couch, he laid across her lap – which made her get up and move across the room.

Wilkerson allegedly had “slapped” the 18-year-old girl “on the butt” earlier in the night, according to the probable cause affidavit.

After the girls told their mother about the assault, she confronted Wilkerson before leaving the house and calling police.

The defendant initially denied the allegations to Yukon police but then changed his story, admitting to touching the alleged victim’s leg – but nothing more.

Sgt. Patterson asked Wilkerson if he would complete a written statement, but the defendant allegedly became argumentative and said it wouldn’t be a good idea because he was too intoxicated.

When a Yukon detective called Wilkerson to ask about the allegations, the defendant reportedly did not like the detective questioning his integrity and directed him to call his attorney Irven Box.

The case has been assigned to Canadian County District Judge Jack McCurdy.

A warrant of arrest was issued Jan. 23 by Special Judge Khristan Strubhar. There is no bond on count one until the defendant is seen by the judge and a $5,000 bond on count two.