By Conrad Dudderar
EL RENO – Saying “sorry” was not enough for a man who faces three to 20 years in state prison for allegedly sexually assaulting a seven-year-old Yukon girl.
Oklahoma City’s Blake Scot Teter, 27, was formally charged July 8 with lewd/indecent acts to a child in Canadian County District Court.
Assistant District Attorney Micheal Oglesby alleges Teter committed the felony offense on Dec. 25, 2020 “by knowingly and intentionally touching and feeling the body” of the female victim “in a lewd and lascivious manner,” according to court documents.
Oklahoma City Police investigated the alleged Christmas Day crime reported on Ashley Terrace.
The seven-year-girl described the sexual assault during a forensic interview, according to an arrest warrant affidavit signed by an Oklahoma City police investigator.
The affidavit describes in graphic detail what Teter had allegedly done to the young victim, who told her mother what occurred. The mother confronted the defendant, who reportedly told her he was “sorry.”
Det. David Comodeca later interviewed Teter, who said he was “only tickling (the girl) on her hip over the clothes” while denying his hand ever went under her clothes.
“He said his hand may have grazed her crotch area, but he did not mean it in an inappropriate way,” according to the court document.
‘GET THIS BEHIND HIM’
The defendant reportedly told the Oklahoma City police investigator he was sorry for what happened and offered to enter “sexual molestation counseling” if needed “to get this behind him.”
Canadian County District Judge Jack D. McCurdy signed a warrant for Teter’s arrest. The defendant was arrested and booked into the Canadian County Jail before being released July 16 after posting a $50,000 bond.
Teter, represented by Oklahoma City attorneys Amber B. Martin and Mack K. Martin, is due to appear at a preliminary hearing conference Sept. 20 before Canadian County Special Judge Khristan K. Strubhar.