By Conrad Dudderar
An Oklahoma City man has been convicted of first-degree rape after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a child at a home just east of Yukon.
Cody James Vasquez, 24, entered the guilty plea at a recent hearing before Special Judge Khristan Strubhar in Canadian County District Court.
Pursuant to a plea agreement between the Canadian County District Attorney’s Office and the defense, Vasquez was ordered to serve six years in state prison followed by 14 years on probation.
The defendant will be supervised by the state Department of Corrections upon his release and must comply with rules and conditions of supervised probation and register as a sex offender. He also was ordered to pay a fine, victim’s compensation assessment and court costs.
As part of the plea deal, prosecutors dismissed a charge of lewd/indecent acts with child under 16.
SIGNS GUILTY PLEA
Vasquez was charged Nov. 4, 2020, stemming from a sexual assault that occurred Oct. 21 at a mobile home community in the 9000 block of N.W. 10th in far eastern Canadian County.
The defendant raped an underage female and knowingly and intentionally touched the victim’s private parts “with his hands and mouth in a lewd and lascivious manner,” according to court documents.
In his signed guilty plea filed May 25 in Canadian County District Court, the defendant admitted: “I inserted my finger into the vagina of a minor and I touched her as well. … She did not consent.”
Vasquez had faced not less than five years in prison for the first-degree rape and 3-20 years in prison for the lewd/indecent acts.
Assistant District Attorney Eric Epplin prosecuted the case. Vasquez was represented by public defender Craig Corgan.