Yukon man charged in child sexual abuse

Faces life in prison for alleged attacks over five years

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By Conrad Dudderar

Senior Staff Writer

A Yukon man could spend the rest of his life in prison for allegedly sexually abusing one girl over five years and victimizing a second girl.

Donny Ray Hindman, 59, has been formally charged with two counts of child sexual abuse and one count of lewd/indecent acts to child under 16.

The felony charges were filed March 31 in Canadian County District Court against Hindman, who lives on Conestoga Drive.

Prosecutors allege the defendant sexually abused an underage female between September 2012 and September 2017 “by committing lewd acts” and raping the victim. The abuse began when the girl was 9 and stopped when she was 14, court documents indicate.

Hindman also is accused between August 2014 and August 2015 of forcing a second underage girl to touch his private parts for his sexual gratification.

Child sexual abuse is punishable by up to life in state Department of Corrections’ custody and/or a $500-$5,000 fine. Lewd/indecent acts with a child carries a penalty of not less than 25 years in state DOC custody.

The child sexual abuse case was investigated last fall by Sgt. Renee Kendrick of the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office. Allegations are detailed in a probable cause affidavit signed by Sgt. Kendrick.

A 16-year-old Yukon girl had reported to law enforcement and her school counselor that Hindman “had been touching her sexually over a period of several years,” according to the affidavit.

Sgt. Kendrick last September conducted a forensic interview on the alleged victim at the CART (Child Abuse Response Team) House in El Reno.

The girl described repeated instances of inappropriate touching and violations that occurred at a home on Kouba Drive and at Lake Thunderbird, the probable cause affidavit shows.

The alleged victim told the investigator Hindman would get angry whenever she tried to stop his advances, telling the girl “you owe me” because of many items he had bought her – including a jet ski, clothes and shoes, the document indicates.

Sgt. Kendrick on Dec. 16, 2019 spoke with the defendant about the alleged attacks.

“He told me he had nothing to hide and agreed to come down to the Sheriff’s Office and speak with me” two days later, according to the affidavit. But Hindman never showed up for the meeting with the investigator after a court hearing in a victim’s protective order case.

Hindman’s second alleged victim was interviewed last December at the Child Abuse Response and Evaluation (CARE) Center in Oklahoma City.

This girl, now 13, reportedly disclosed sexual abuse caused by Hindman four to five years earlier that occurred at the Kouba Drive home and Lake Thunderbird.

Canadian County Special Judge Khristan Strubhar has issued a no-bond warrant for Hindman’s arrest.