By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer
Canadian County prosecutors have charged a Yukon man for a child sexual assault after DNA evidence tied him to the crime.
Charles Andrew Bock, 59, was charged April 2 in Canadian County District Court with lewd/indecent acts to child under 16.
The felony is punishable by three to 20 years in state prison.
Bock in December 2018 allegedly touched the private parts of an 11-year-old child “with his hand in a lewd or lascivious manner,” court documents show.
Special Judge Khristan Strubhar on April 2 issued a warrant for Bock’s arrest, setting bond at $25,000. The warrant was served April 3 and Bock was booked into the Canadian County Jail.
An Oklahoma City police detective collected the defendant’s DNA on Dec. 6, 2019 at Bock’s attorney’s office. Canadian County Special Judge Charles Gass on Dec. 3 signed a search warrant affidavit to collect the DNA.
These DNA swabs were compared to DNA in the sexual assault kit.
Investigators learned on Feb. 5 that the DNA matched and Bock “cannot be excluded as being a source of” the profile, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
“The probability of finding another unrelated individual having the profile is one in 11,904,” Detective Karl Pulliam wrote in the affidavit.
The child rape was first reported on Dec. 24, 2018 to the Yukon Police Department. Although the attacks allegedly occurred at a Yukon address, the home is in Oklahoma City limits.
The victim – who reportedly had been touched inappropriately “multiple times” – was taken to OU Children’s Hospital for a sexual assault examination, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
The sexual abuse was disclosed when the minor child was forensically interviewed while at the hospital, investigator Pulliam wrote.
Several instances of sexual assault and improper touching were reportedly revealed during the interview.