Suspect Arrested in OKC Child Sexual Assaults

On Thursday, November 11, the Oklahoma Criminal Defense blog published a story about a suspected serial abductor and child molester in Oklahoma City

Later the same day, Oklahoma City police arrested a suspect in connection with the crimes.  David Brian Morgan, 52, of Edmond, was arrested at his job at a car wash in Oklahoma City after several identifying factors from the victims' statements matched Morgan's description. 

Police interviewed Morgan, searched his vehicle, and arrested him.  Morgan has been charged with kidnapping, forcible sodomy, and  lewd acts with children in Oklahoma. Police believe Morgan is the perpetrator of three abductions and child sexual assaults between April 16 and October 29, 2010. 

In each instance, a middle school-aged girl walking to or from school was forcibly abducted at knifepoint or gunpoint, driven to an undisclosed location, and sexually assaulted before being released. 

One victim described her attacker as wearing a shirt with a car wash logo.  Another girl said that the man who sexually assaulted her had a scar on his face.  Morgan, who has a scar on his left cheek, was arrested at his job at a northwest Oklahoma City car wash. After the September incident, police attempted to interview registered Oklahoma sex offender Larry Dale Kirby, 43, about his possible involvement. 

Police stated they had no evidence linking Kirby to the abduction or molestation, but were simply following up on a lead.  Kirby shot and killed himself as police arrived. 

The Oklahoma Criminal Defense blog reported the story of the Oklahoma sex offender's suicide on October 11, 2010. Local news reports have not determined whether or not David Morgan, the man eventually charged in the child sexual assaults, has retained a defense lawyer. 

Sex Crimes Legal Defense

In light of the seriousness of the charges against him, if Morgan has not already hired a criminal defense attorney, he would be wise to do so as soon as possible.  Sex crimes against children in Oklahoma carry harsh penalties, including lengthy prison sentences, often without the possibility of parole, and lifetime sex offender registration.  An experienced Oklahoma sex crimes attorney can evaluate the circumstances of the case to craft an aggressive defense strategy for clients charged with sex crimes in Oklahoma.

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