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Recent Oklahoma City Child Sexual Assault Cases

October 27th, 2011

An Edmond man who disappeared during his Oklahoma child molestation trial and an Oklahoma City man who pleaded no contest to multiple charges of lewd acts with a minor in Oklahoma are scheduled for sentencing in December.  Each man faces the possibility of life in prison in the separate sex crime convictions.

Kent Savage, 48, was convicted of fourteen counts of Oklahoma child sexual abuse:  ten counts of lewd acts with a child, two counts of rape by instrumentation and two counts of exhibiting obscene material to a child.  He was convicted after failing to appear in court for the fourth day of his trial in June.  Savage, who skipped town, was found in Georgia early in September.  He was staying at the home of his ex-wife and his two children.  Though he fought extradition, he was returned to Oklahoma City.  He was arraigned Monday and is scheduled for sentencing on December 1.  Prosecutors have recommended that Savage receive two sentences of life in prison.

Also scheduled for sentencing in December is Arlin Arthur Mauer, 81, of Oklahoma City.  Mauer pleaded no contest last week to eight counts of child molestation.  Though he was originally scheduled to stand trial on thirty-five counts, prosecutors dropped all but eight counts as part of a plea agreement with Mauer’s Oklahoma City sex crime attorney.  Mauer pleaded no contest to four counts of lewd acts with a child under 16, two counts of exhibiting obscene material to a child, and two counts of forcible oral sodomy.  He is accused of molesting two girls, aged 8 and 9, inside an RV that was parked at the home of one of the victims.  Mauer faces a life sentence in return for his plea of no contest.

If you have been charged with a sexual offense in Oklahoma City, it is imperative to seek swift and sound legal counsel from and experienced Oklahoma sex crime lawyer.  All sex crimes are prosecuted harshly, but perhaps none more so than sex crimes against children or minors under the age of 16.  The rights of the accused are restricted beginning immediately after an accusation and prior to any evidence of the accuracy or validity of the assault claim.  Our Oklahoma City sex offense lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of the accused.

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