By Conrad Dudderar
A Cushing man faces up to 35 years in prison for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting a minor in Yukon.
Carlos Gabriel Fields, 20, was charged July 9 in Canadian County District Court with second-degree rape and lewd/indecent acts to child under 16.
Prosecutors allege the defendant violated state law “by having sexual intercourse” and “touching and/or feeling the body and/or private parts” of a 14-year-old girl “in a lewd or lascivious manner by act(s) against public decency and morality.”
The defendant was 19 when the crimes allegedly occurred.
The felony case stems from a May 16 incident in Yukon investigated by Yukon Police, as detailed in a probable cause affidavit.
The juvenile victim’s mother had called police June 3 after learning of the sexual assault.
A Yukon police investigator interviewed the alleged female victim at the Child Abuse Response Team (CART) House in El Reno.
“The victim said she pushed the defendant away because he had never tried to do anything like that before,” according to the investigator’s affidavit. “When she tried to push the defendant, he grabbed onto her arms/wrist and pushed her to the bed holding her arms to the bed.”
The subsequent alleged assault is described in the court document. Afterward, Fields reportedly told the victim that “nothing happened”.
A Yukon police investigator interviewed Fields on June 11 at the Yukon police station.
At first, he denied the allegations but later in the interview reportedly admitted to having sex with the victim.
“The defendant said he did not rape the victim and that he denied it originally because it was embarrassing,” according to the affidavit.
Second-degree rape is punishable by one to 15 years in prison. Lewd/indecent acts to child under 16 is punishable by three to 20 years in prison.
Fields was arrested July 19 and booked into the Canadian County Jail in El Reno.
At a July 20th arraignment, Canadian County District Judge Jack D. McCurdy set bond at $20,000 on each felony count.
A preliminary hearing conference is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 6 before Special Judge Charles Gass.