The closing week of the Comanche County jury trial docket will open Monday with selection of jurors to determine the fate in nine more cases including three involving child sexual abuse allegations.
All scheduled trials are subject to continuance or pleas before the seating of jurors.
Beginning Monday in Comanche County Chief District Judge Scott D. Meaders’ court a 54 year old Kentucky man will begin trial for allegations of lewdly touching and raping a 12-year-old girl in 2016.
Richard Ivon Johnson, of Paducah, KY, will be tried for two counts of lewd molestation, one count of first-degree rape of a victim under the age of 14 and another count of rape by instrumentation, records indicate.
The girl and her father made a complaint allegation of sexual assault in February 2016 and investigators made contact in June 2022 when she inquired about the complaint, the probable cause affidavit states. She said her ex-uncle, identified as Johnson, sexually assaulted her multiple times in 2016 when she was 12. She said he’d also groped her at different times during sleepovers and one time she’d awakened to him raping her.
Johnson has been in jail on $50,000 bond since his initial court appearance on Dec. 14, 2022.
A Cache man accused of committing six years of ongoing and escalating sexual abuse of a girl will begin trial Monday in District Judge Grant Sheperd’s court.
Jason Aaron Dunivan, 46, will go on trial for three counts of lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16, first-degree rape of a victim under 14, rape by instrumentation and forcible sodomy, records indicate.
The now teen girl spoke to an investigator during a forensic interview and said that beginning in November 2015, when she was 7 and he was 38 years old, up until the end of February 2021, Dunivan molested her, according to the warrant affidavit.
The girl said Dunivan first began with fondling her while at a Lawton home. By the end of her third-grade year, she said he sexually penetrated her, the affidavit states. In fourth grade, she said he forced her to perform oral sex on him.
“The sexual assault went on for several years,” the affidavit states.
The girl said the abuse continued after he moved to Cache.
Dunivan has been held on $200,000 bond since his initial appearance in August 2022.
Sheperd’s court will be the setting for a trial to begin Wednesday regarding allegations a four-time felon possessed child porn and used his computer to have an illicit relationship with a teen girl in another country.
Jacky Lee Drennon, 63, of Lawton, will be tried for felony charges: aggravated possession of child pornography, distribution of child porn, and communication with a minor by use of technology, as well as a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, records indicate.
Drennon was arrested in September 2021 after the Lawton Police Special Operations Unit contacted him at his home regarding outstanding warrants for charges of firing a gun into a home as well as possession of a firearm after former felony conviction. According to the probable cause affidavit, detectives saw a laptop computer on his bed and his cellphone on the nightstand. After receiving a search warrant for all electronic devices for potential communication with a minor and child pornography, they searched the devices.
Drennon had been the subject of an investigation since July 2021 due to a cybertip called in about potential child pornography seen on the man’s Facebook account, the affidavit states.
It was learned Drennon had been having online relations with a 16-year-old girl in another country. Investigators also found several photos of young girls in various stages of undress on the his computer, according to the affidavit.
As Drennon rolled a cigarette at his home, investigators said he tried to hide a baggie of methamphetamine inside his bag of tobacco.
Drennon has four prior felony convictions from Comanche County: October 1996, two counts of driving under the influence of drugs or liquor; and November 2016, discharging a firearm into a dwelling and for possession of a firearm following prior convictions, according to Oklahoma Department of Corrections records.
Drennon has been held on $100,000 bond since his initial court appearance in September 2021.