By Conrad Dudderar
EL RENO – An Oklahoma City man has been charged with a felony for allegedly sexually assaulting a teen co-worker at a Yukon-area restaurant.
Nhon Kinh Lam, 48, was charged Jan. 26 with lewd/indecent acts to child under 16 in Canadian County District Court.
The charge stems from an incident reported Jan. 12 at a Vietnamese restaurant in the 1700 block of S. Morgan Road in eastern Canadian County. Oklahoma City Police investigated the crime.
Assistant District Attorney Micheal Oglesby alleges Lam violated state law “by knowingly and intentionally touching the private parts of a 15-year-old female “in a lewd and lascivious manner”, according to court documents.
The crime is punishable by 3-20 years in state prison.
Allegations against the defendant are detailed in a probable cause affidavit signed by an Oklahoma City police investigator.
Officer Ryan Howard was dispatched at 8:51 p.m. Jan. 12 to a home on S.W. 2nd Terrace in Yukon on the reported sexual assault.
The alleged juvenile victim told the officer she was sexually assaulted by her co-worker at the Morgan Road restaurant.
“(The victim) said she was eating and playing on her phone when (Lam) approached her and began pestering and touching her,” according to the affidavit.
“(The victim) said (Lam) began forcefully pulling at her waistband and intentionally stuck his hand down the front of her pants” before assaulting her “without her consent.”
Police obtained video that allegedly showed Lam touching the victim and hovering over her, making her feel uncomfortable.
After being charged with the crime, Lam was released from custody after posting a $25,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing conference is set Monday, Feb. 7 before Canadian County Special Judge Khristan K. Strubhar. Lam is represented by Oklahoma City attorney Jeremiah Ross.