The Duncan Banner

January 13, 2010

Former Marine arrested on rape charges

Toni Hopper

MARLOW — An ex-military man has been arrested on charges of rape of a child and forcible sodomy.

Charles Alan Dyer, 29, of Marlow, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Stephens County Sheriff’s deputies, said Sheriff Wayne McKinney. Dyer served in the United States Marines in Iraq.

McKinney said charges included first degree rape and two counts of forcible sodomy. It is expected the charges will be formally presented in Stephens County District Court today, McKinney said.

“These are what we are asking for through the District Attorney’s office,” McKinney said.

The investigation began after the last alleged incident that was said to have taken place Jan. 2, at Dyer’s residence on Hope Road near Marlow.

McKinney said the Mary Abbot House in Norman has experts that specialize in interviewing children who are victims of rape. They Abbot House handled the interviews of the victim.

“We feel there’s enough to charge him,” McKinney said.

— Toni Hopper is a reporter for The Duncan Banner. She can be reached at 580-255-5354, Ext. 132 or by e-mail at: