Yukon felon faces sexual battery charge

Assault reported at Main Street restaurant; defendant says he ‘didn’t mean to hurt her’

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Cecil Q. Roberson

By Conrad Dudderar

Senior Staff Writer

A Yukon felon faces a long prison sentence after being charged with committing a sexual assault at a Main Street restaurant.

Yukon’s Cecil Quan Viko Roberson, 45, was charged Oct. 22 with sexual battery in Canadian County District Court. Yukon Police investigated the felony crime reported Sept. 28 at 10 W Main.

Assistant District Attorney Emily Music alleges Roberson violated state law by “intentionally grabbing the waist” of the victim and embracing her while telling her to “touch his (private parts) in a lewd and lascivious manner.”

Allegations against Roberson are detailed in an arrest warrant affidavit filed by Yukon Police Det. Dave Carroll.

The distraught female victim told officer Jeff Hill about the assault that reportedly occurred about 3:45 p.m. Sept. 28. Det. Carroll spoke with the victim by phone the next day and reported she “appeared extremely shaken.”

The detective received a video from inside the restaurant that shows Roberson wrapping both arms around the victim’s waist as she leans away from him.

In a written statement to police, she alleged Roberson gave her a hug “with excessive force” and told her to touch his private parts while on the loading dock behind the restaurant.

Another encounter reportedly occurred in an office when the defendant allegedly backed the female victim in a corner, wrapped his arms around her and again told him to touch his penis.

She tried to pull away but Roberson “continued to squeeze her” before she began screaming for help. Another restaurant employee entered the room and told Roberson to let go of the victim.

TOO LATE TO BE SORRY

The defendant reportedly called Yukon Police on Sept. 29 and told dispatchers he had “fooled around with his friend” and had done “some inappropriate things with her” but “didn’t mean to hurt her.”

Roberson reportedly called the detective’s office on Sept. 30 stating he was sorry for what he did but would not go into details about the incident.

“The defendant stated several times that he was sorry, and he didn’t want to ruin the friendship,” according to Det. Carroll’s affidavit.

He allegedly acknowledged his actions caused emotional pain, saying, “I just want my friend back.”

Felony sexual battery is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

However, because of previous felony convictions, Roberson faces four years to life in prison in this latest case.

The defendant was convicted three times in Oklahoma County District Court between September 2012 and April 2019 for domestic assault and battery, driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and actual physical control of motor vehicle.

The latest case against Roberson has been assigned to Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse.