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Former Perry police officer arrested, accused of lewd acts with a child

Matthew Vassar, 45, was arrested Oct. 13 on a complaint of lewd acts with a child. (Kay County Jail)

A former Perry Police Department officer has been arrested and accused of lewd acts with a child.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says Matthew Lance Vassar, 45, was arrested Oct. 13. Court records allege Vassar had been performing lewd acts on a 12-year-old girl and that the alleged acts began in 2013. Records also show the former officer may have been "grooming" the young girl.

Vassar was a police officer at the time of the allegations.

He remains in the Kay County Jail on a bond of $750,000.

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