Yukon man gets 10 years in prison for child sexual abuse

Pleads no contest to two felony counts; 20 years suspended

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James Anthony Lopez

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

EL RENO – A Yukon man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of child sexual abuse.

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James Anthony Lopez, 45, pleaded no contest to two felony counts at an Aug. 25 hearing in Canadian County District Court.

District Judge Jack D. McCurdy II accepted the plea and sentenced Lopez to 30 years in state Department of Corrections’ custody with 20 years suspended.

Sentences on both felony counts were ordered to run concurrently.

Lopez, who was booked into the Canadian County Jail on July 8, 2021, will be transferred to state prison to serve his sentence.

As a convicted sex offender, Lopez will be supervised by the DOC while on probation after his release from prison.

He has been assessed $50 in court costs, a $50 fine, $50 victim’s compensation assessment, court-appointed attorney’s fees, and jail fees.

Two victim impact statements were read during the sentencing hearing, where Lopez appeared with his attorney Craig Corgan.

Lopez had faced life in prison for crimes that occurred “over a period of several years” at homes in Yukon, according to court documents.

Yukon Police investigated the case that involved a female victim under age 12. Lopez had unlawful sexual intercourse and inappropriately touched the underage girl.

Lopez told the girl “not to say anything to anyone” about the repeated assault, according to a probable cause affidavit signed by a Yukon officer.

Canadian County Assistant District Attorney Micheal Oglesby prosecuted the case.

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