Yukon man gets 15 years for child sexual abuse

Pleads guilty to five felony counts for attacks over six years

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Donny Ray Hindman

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

A Yukon man will serve 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of child sexual abuse, a Canadian County judge has ruled.

Donny Ray Hindman, 61, was convicted of sexually abusing a girl over six years.

Hindman, represented by attorney Craig Corgan, entered his guilty plea to all five felony counts during an April 4th hearing in Canadian County District Court. A jury trial had been set to begin that day.

District Judge Paul Hesse accepted Hindman’s plea and found the Yukon defendant guilty.

After prosecutors presented victim impact testimony, Hesse sentenced Hindman to serve 15 years in Department of Corrections’ custody on all counts pursuant to a plea agreement.

The judge ordered those sentences to run concurrently and Hindman was given credit for time served.

Hindman was charged with the crimes March 31, 2020, after an investigation by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office.

Prosecutors had alleged he sexually abused the underage female between 2012 and 2018 “by committing lewd acts” and raping the girl.

The abuse began when the victim was 9 years old, court documents indicate.

Child sexual abuse is punishable by up to life in state Department of Corrections’ custody and/or a $500-$5,000 fine.

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ABUSE REPORTED

The victim, then 16, reported to law enforcement and her school counselor that Hindman “had been touching her sexually over a period of several years,” according to a probable cause affidavit.

In September 2019, a Canadian County sheriff’s investigator conducted a forensic interview on the victim at the CART (Child Abuse Response Team) House in El Reno.

The girl described repeated instances of inappropriate touching and violations that occurred at a home in Yukon and at Lake Thunderbird, the probable cause affidavit shows.

The victim told the investigator Hindman would get angry whenever she tried to stop his advances, telling the girl “you owe me” because of many items he had bought her – including a jet ski, clothes and shoes, the document indicates.

In December 2019, the sheriff’s investigator spoke with Hindman about the attacks.

“He told me he had nothing to hide and agreed to come down to the Sheriff’s Office and speak with me” two days later, according to the affidavit.

But Hindman never showed up for the meeting with the investigator after a court hearing in a victim’s protective order case.

After a no-bond arrest warrant was served Aug. 3, 2020, Hindman was booked into the Canadian County Jail.

At a preliminary hearing in March 2021, Special Judge Khristan Strubhar found probable cause that Hindman committed the crimes and bound him over for trial.

The trial was originally set for August 2021 but had been continued several times.

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