Former Geronimo band teacher officially charged with child sex crimes

LAWTON, OK (RNN Texoma) - Charges have officially been filed against a Geronimo teacher accused of child sex crimes.

Christopher Swinehart, 32, is facing one count of Sexual Battery and two counts of Lewd or Indecent Acts to a Minor, all three charges are felonies.

According to court documents, Swinehart allegedly touched one of the male victim’s sometime between April 2017 and November 2018. The incident reportedly happened on school grounds in Geronimo. Swinehart is also accused of having two other students take off their clothes while on Geronimo school property in late November 2018.

Swinehart’s bond

was set at $40,000. Swinehart bonded out of the Comanche County Detention Center today. He is set to return to court later this month.

If convicted, he could serve up to 20 years in prison.

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