PRYOR, OK —
Two indviduals charged with sex crimes with minors were arraigned Monday by Judge Rebecca Gore in Mayes County District Court.
Richard Perez, 44, is charged with two counts of child sexual abuse. Information filed in the case alleges Perez forced a six-year-old child to perform oral sex on him and that he inappropriately touched the child. It also alleges he exposed his genitals to and inappropriately touched an eight-year-old child.
Pryor Police Detective Chuck Ward said the incident occurred around the Christmas holiday.
“Perez was in town babysitting for some friends while they did some holiday shopping,” he said.
“The kids told their parents, who contacted police,” Ward said.
An investigation, which included interviews with both children, led to an arrest warrant for Perez.
Ward said the family worked with police to get Perez to return to Pryor by inviting him to come stay for the weekend.
“The family remained in contact with us and we knew he was on his way to town,” Ward said.
Perez was pulled over by police and subsequently arrested by police upon his arrival.
Court records show that Perez had a pervious sexual assault case in Florida that was dismissed.
Gore informed Perez his case can carry up to a life sentence. He was ordered to appear in court March 13 with an attorney. Bond was set at $500,000.
Greg Blevins, 21, was arraigned and given his charge, lewd molestation to a child under 16, which carries not less than 20 years. Blevins' case was also continued to March 13 and bond was set at $500,000.
Three individuals were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Ashilyn Forbes, 21, Tahlequah, Christopher Ryan, 31, Salina, and Dakoda Ryan, 24, Locust Grove, all appeared in court via video conference from the Mayes County Jail. Information filed in their cases alleges they were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, a felony. Court records also allege the trio had in their possession drug paraphernalia, including glass pipes, water bongs and baggies.
Forbes was told in her case the charges carry no less than two years and no more than 10 years in the Department of Corrections. Forbes’ case was continued to March 13 and bond was set at $10,000. Additionally Forbes was told she is being held on two separate failure to pay charges. The total amount owed was said to be $437, bond on the failure to pay was set at 10 times the amount owed.
Christopher Ryan, having prior felony convictions, was told his charges can carry from four years to 20 years. His case was continued to March 13 and bond was set at $10,000 as well. Gore told the defendant he was also being held on an application to accelerate a deferred sentence as this case violated the terms of his probation in two 2012 cases. He was given a court date of March 7 and bond was set at $4,000 on the applications to accelerate. Christopher Ryan also has a failure to pay ini the amount of $14,157. Bond on the failure to pay was set at 10 times the original amount.
Dakoda Ryan was arraigned and given the same court date of March 13 and the same $10,000 bond. He has two failures to pay on prior misdemeanor cases totaling $6,527 so bond was set at 10 times that amount.
Christopher Ryan's prior felony charges were both possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Susan Wagoner contributed to this story.