The following is a Bubbaworld special report published piecemeal between 2000 and 2002 which reveals some of the many sex crime cases in Delaware County over an approximate two year period.
What follows is a run-down on some of the numerous “sex crimes” which have caused us at Bubbaworld to wonder if Delaware County is not the Sex Crimes Capitol of Oklahoma.
(1): Wanna’ A Tattoo Little Girl?
On 18 August, 2000 Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Susan Skinner and her boyfriend, Daniel Fred Moon. The two were arrested on child abuse charges after Skinner allowed Moon to use a home-style method of pen and ink to apply a tattoo to the body of Skinner’s 12 year old daughter. You see in Oklahoma it is illegal to apply a tattoo to a human being. While you may or may not agree with the wisdom of such a law, few would go along with the idea that it was a good thing for a woman’s boyfriend to apply such a tattoo to the genitalia of a 12- year-old girl, as a birthday present. Yep, you read that correctly.
On 31 August, 2000 the Tulsa World in a report titled “Couple charged with tattooing girl’s genitalia” broke the news of one of the most outlandish examples of idiocy out of Delaware County. This news report went on to reveal that Skinner was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail. Moon’s bail was set at $26,000 and that both were in custody in the Delaware County Jail.
The report also revealed that Moon also faced a charge of felon in possession of a firearm and that Moon had told sheriff’s investigators that he tattooed a rose on the girl as a birthday present while the mother watched. In addition the report revealed that the girl had been placed with a family member out of state.
An interesting side note to this case appeared in a Tulsa World report dated 8 September, 2000, a report titled “Delaware County prisoners riot; courthouse cleared”. According to this report:
Loss of TV and Twinkie privileges was blamed for the outbreak, the second in two months.
JAY — Delaware County prisoners felt cheated Thursday when they didn’t get their Twinkies, so they rioted and tried to burn the jail, forcing the evacuation of the courthouse
Sheriff’s investigator Mike Wilkerson said 12 prisoners in Cellblock B were mad because they had been stripped of their privileges — Twinkies and television.
The report went on to indicate that one of the prisoners participating in “The Great Twinkie Riot” was none other than, you guessed it, Daniel Fred Moon
On 11 October, 2000 the Tulsa World in a report titled “Couple guilty in tattooing 12-year-old’s genitalia” revealed that Moon had pled guilty and received a ten year sentence. Skinner also pled guilty and received a five-year deferred sentence with supervised probation and was ordered to seek psychiatric care. The report also indicated that Skinner’s minor son had been taken into the custody of the Department of Human Services. The tattooed daughter would continue to live with relatives out of state. This subsequent report did not make mention of Moon’s participation in “The Great Twinkie Riot”.
(2): Hanging Out At the Drive-In:
In the same report referenced above, it was also revealed that the Delaware County trial for Grove businessman Mike Roberts had begun. Mr. Roberts had been charged with indecent exposure earlier. According to the Tulsa World report:
A 17-year-old Sonic carhop testified that at around 2:30 p.m. she handed Roberts his food order and, while she was making change, she noticed that he had exposed himself.
Grove Detective Mark Sheridan testified that when he questioned Roberts at the police station, Roberts denied exposing himself to the girl. However, when Sheridan asked Roberts if his penis was out when the girl gave him his food order, Sheridan testified that Roberts said, “If it was out, I didn’t know it.”
Mr. Roberts contention of “If it was out, I didn’t know it.” evidently swayed the Delaware County jury, as they found him NOT GUILTY and sent him on his way. Whether or not he immediately headed back to the “Sonic” is anyone’s guess.
We here at Bubbaworld are still trying to determine how any man could have his penis hanging out and not know it. We’ve decided that further research at the Sonic in Grove, Oklahoma may be required.
(3): BUT WAIT! There’s More!!!
I know, I know. That sounds like a TV pitchman but none the less it’s true. In that SAME REPORT came the following additional news from Delaware County, Oklahoma:
Man accused of child molesting turns self in
JAY — A 33-year-old Delaware County man, charged with lewd acts to a child, surrendered to the sheriff’s office Tuesday.
Charles Lehn Martinez is accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl in 1998, authorities said. Charges were filed Friday and an arrest warrant was issued.
Martinez’ bail was set at $25,000 and he is due for a court appearance Nov. 30, authorities said.
Martinez allegedly touched the private parts of the girl, officials said.
Now what’s the odds of THREE such news items being referenced in THE SAME news report in your home town or county? Chances are that if you lived in what the regulars of the Usenet news group ok.general refer to as “The Civilized States” you would never hear of such a thing. This would especially be the case if you lived in a county with a population of less than 38,000 people!
The sad truth about Delaware County, Oklahoma is that crimes of this nature happen far, far more frequently that should or would be expected in what proudly and loudly refers to itself as “A Christian State”. Don’t believe us? Then follow along as we provide a few more of the many examples of the “Sodom and Gomorrah Mentality” which evidently afflicts a significant portion of Delaware County residents.