MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Local News

April 23, 2013

Sex abuse suspect headed for court

Two girls accuse Tahlequah man

— A Tahlequah man will appear in court today for the first time after his arrest for allegedly sexually abusing two girls multiple times.

Juan Juarez Jr., 55, was charged last week with nine counts of child sexual abuse. One of the girls he is charged with abusing told Tahlequah police investigators that Juarez touched her about 30 or 40 times while he thought she was sleeping.

The other girl told a similar story. She said the abuse happened a couple of times each week for an “unknown period” of time.

Juarez gave a statement to police in which he admitted to touching the girls and said he told them he would stop doing it and asked them for forgiveness.

A probable cause affidavit in the case states that Juarez told police he had begun touching the girls five years earlier, when “they were around 9 years old.”

Juarez told police that after the girls’ mother found out, he was no longer allowed at the house for two weeks. When he was allowed to visit again, he was able to stop himself from touching the girls, he said in his statement. Both girls said Juarez had stopped the inappropriate touching.

Juarez is in the Cherokee County Detention Center on $75,000 bond. His initial appearance is set for 1 p.m. today.

Reach Dylan Goforth at (918) 684-2903 or dgoforth@muskogeephoenix.com.

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks