By Conrad Dudderar
EL RENO – A Canadian County jury has found a Yukon man not guilty of a sex crime that was reported nearly five years ago.
Charles Andrew Bock, 63, was acquitted Nov. 2 after a jury trial before Canadian County District Judge Khristan K. Strubhar.
Jury members returned their non-guilty verdict after deliberating for about two hours.
The verdict form was signed by the jury foreperson and the criminal case has been closed in Canadian County District Court.
Canadian County prosecutors charged Bock in April 2020 with lewd or indecent acts to child stemming from December 2018 allegations investigated by Oklahoma City Police.
Bock had been tied to the crime through DNA evidence, according to Det. Karl Pulliam’s arrest warrant affidavit.
Canadian County Special Judge Charles Gass in December 2019 signed a search warrant affidavit to collect the DNA.
Had the jury found him guilty, Bock would have faced a penalty of not less than 25 years in prison because the alleged victim was 11 years old.
Attorney Adam R. Banner of Oklahoma City defended Bock in the court case. Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Boyer led the prosecution.