72-year-old man arrested for lewd molestation after teen reports inappropriate touching during movie

BIXBY, Okla. - A 14-year-old girl fled a movie theater in Bixby after she says a 72-year-old man touched her inappropriately.

On Wednesday, a report was filed with Bixby police regarding the incident that occurred at Dickinson's Starworld 20.

According to the report, the victim told police she was watching a movie at the theater when Billy John Yancy grabbed her hand and started massaging it.  When she put her hands down, she told police he put his hand on her thigh.

Police say the girl got up and left the theater after Yancy moved his hand between her legs and began rubbing.

The teen called a friend to pick her up and then called her mother to tell her what happened.

According to the report, Yancy called and left a message with the girl's mother, who returned his call and said, "She told me what you did."  Yancy said he was sorry and he didn't know what he was doing.

Yancy was arrested for lewd molestation of a minor.  Police say while the man was being booked, he called his son.  During the conversation, police say Yancy said, "I was touching her leg.  She didn't say nothing.  She got up and took off.  I was touching her inappropriately, I guess."

Yancy was booked into the Tulsa County Jail early Thursday morning on $50,000 bond.

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