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Ponca City Deacon Accused of Molestation

Posted at 8:10 AM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 09:10:57-04

PONCA CITY — A deacon at the Agape Church of Christ in Ponca City is accused of molesting a 15-year-old girl.

Investigators say the allegations against Jason Hicks date back to August of 2019.

They say the girl was visiting a friend for a sleepover, when she and Hicks were left alone, and he allegedly touched her even after she tried to pull away.

That's when authorities found out about the allegations.

A juvenile had made a report that she'd been inappropriately touched by a friend of her's father.

Church officials say the suspect is still a member of its congregation.

In a statement, they said until the court decides on the guilt or innocence of Mr. Hicks, they have no comment on the incident.

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