Yukon man faces prison in sexual assault on girl

Latest in growing list of criminal charges filed against defendant

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Zachery Paul Huff

By Conrad Dudderar

Senior Staff Writer

A Yukon man faces three to 20 years in state prison after being charged with trying to sexually assault an underage girl in his neighborhood.

Yukon’s Zachery Paul Huff, 25, was charged Nov. 23 in Canadian County District Court with lewd/indecent acts to child under 16.

Prosecutors formally charged Huff with the felony for an incident investigated by the Yukon Police Department.

Officer Zack Beasley responded at about 4:15 p.m. Nov. 15 to the 700 block of Okie Ridge on the possible sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.

Huff had followed the underage female through the neighborhood, asking her for her name and trying to hand her a booklet, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The girl refused to take the booklet, and then the man hugged her and tried to kiss her on the mouth. But she was able to turn her head and he instead kissed her on the cheek, according to the police report.

NO, IT’S NOT OK

“Zachery admitted to kissing (the minor) and stated he felt it was ‘OKAY’ because men are supposed to kiss women,” according to officer Beasley’s affidavit.

After being arrested and taken to the Yukon police station, Huff allegedly admitted he was sexually attracted to the girl and admitted to masturbating while thinking about her.

“Furthermore, Zachery admitted to being sexually attracted to young girls and admitted to watching pornography of girls as young as 13 years old,” according to the court affidavit.

Huff in April sexually assaulted another female who lives on the same street, Yukon police records show.

A felony charge of sexual battery was filed May 1 against Huff in Canadian County District Court in that case.

He has other pending charges for assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer, and breaking and entering a dwelling without permission after previous Yukon arrests.

The defendant, who is being held at the Canadian County Jail, appeared Nov. 24 at his initial court arraignment on the lewd acts charge.

A preliminary hearing conference is set Jan. 13, 2021 before Special Judge Khristan K. Strubhar.