Texoma Man Found Guilty In Child Sexual Assault Trial

A jury finds a Texoma man guilty of child sexual abuse and rape and led acts with a child.   Charles Allan Dyer heard the verdict Thursday night in a Stephens County courtroom.

Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney said, "Our focus was, still is, and will always be the protection of our vulnerable children, and this case has been nothing more than protecting a child."

The jury reached their decision after deliberating for about four hours.  Dyer became emotional as he testified in his own defense Thursday.  He screamed that he had never touched his young accuser or had sex with her. Dyer showed no emotion when the verdict was read, but members of his family and the victim's family broke down in tears. The girl's mother shared her reaction to the verdict.

"Just closure. Just move on with our lives. She doesn't ever have to get on the stand again, look at his face, talk about it, anything. She gets to be a little girl now," the victim's mother said.

Sheriff McKinney said at times throughout the investigation, "Charles Dyer caused circus-like side- shows by espousing his political views, intertwining them with aspects of this case, and claiming his prosecution was a federal government conspiracy. But, again, the case in court this week was solely about his interaction with a child. I am proud of the investigation conducted by my office, I stand by the evidence presented in court, and have accepted the jury's verdict. My goal is to protect the vulnerable, and we have accomplished that within the confines of the law."

The jury recommended a 30-year sentence. This was the third time prosecutors had tried the case after the two previous attempts ended in mistrials, one because of a hung jury.