Geary man arrested, accused of lewd acts with a child under 12
GEARY, Okla. (KOKH) —
A Geary man has been arrested after authorities say he performed lewd acts on a child living in his home.
The Canadian County Sheriff's Office reports that Tyler Morris, 25, was arrested July 11 at his home at 29608 HWY 66 in Geary. Authorities were contacted by the mother of a young girl who stated the girl had been the victim of sexual abuse.
Morris was located and asked to be interviewed at his home, with his family. During the interview, Morris allegedly admitted to touching a young girl's genitals over the course of two years. Family members stated they believe the abuse had lasted over seven years.
Canadian County Sheriff Chris West says that Morris' family attempted to defend his actions, claiming he had ADHD. West says investigators were able to corroborate the victim's story with Morris' admissions.
“My office handled this allegation and made the arrest the same day it was brought to us. My number one priority is protecting children, and having an investigation team that is able to investigate a case like this swiftly is another reason predators should fear living in Canadian County,” West said.
Morris was arrested on two counts of lewd acts with a child under 12 and booked into the Canadian County Detention Center.