October 4, 2008

Daniel Allen charged in child molestation case

October 04, 2008

Melissa McClendon, Pryor Daily Times, OK

Daniel Dale Allen, 33, Locust Grove was charged with two counts of lewd molestation, one count of rape by instrumentation, one count of sodomy and one count of enabling child sexual abuse. His arrest comes just one week after his wife Shawna was charged with five counts of lewd molestation and one count of enabling child sexual abuse.

Locust Grove police officer Karen Raith investigated the case and said Daniel Allen will be allowed to turn himself in to authorities before he is picked up by police. Raith said she suspects Allen’s attorney will surrender him sometime Friday.

His wife, Shawna, was arrested in Locust Grove last week. Raith said a family member contacted the police department and reported one of his children was a victim of child molestation.

Raith began an investigation and determined there were two potential victims. A search warrant was issued Wednesday, Sept. 24 on the Allen residence.

At that time, Raith said she conducted an interview with Shawna Allen. Raith said Shawna signed a Miranda waiver then confessed to the counts against her.

The couple’s four children were taken into emergency custody by the Department of Human Services.

Shawna had her initial court appearance Thursday, Sept. 25, where a $250,000 bond was set. She remains in the Mayes County jail. Her next court date is scheduled for Oct. 16.


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