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A Duncan man faces two charges of lewd or indecent acts to a child after police say he was accused of inappropriate touching and texting.

According to court documentation, Allen James Arbuckle, 38, of Duncan, is charged with two counts of lewd or indecent acts to a child under the age of 16.

Records show the crime is punishable by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for not less than three years nor more than 20 years, and if found guilty, at least 85% of the sentence must be served.

Affidavits show police received reports on the evening of July 2, 2020, about a possible sexual assault that occurred the day before.

The victim advised Arbuckle “was drinking beer and was intoxicated” when he “started talking inappropriately” to the victim and attempted to touch them and “attempted to force” them to touch him, according to affidavits. The victim then began receiving inappropriate text messages, which were retrieved by police, according to records.

Reports show a friend (name redacted as there are no charges filed for the friend yet) of Arbuckle  then called and claimed it allegedly wasn’t true and that he “would be hiding out … Arbuckle over the holiday weekend so he did not have to spend it in jail.”

Investigators with the District 6 division located the friend of Arbuckle at a residence in Velma where lawmen placed Arbuckle under arrest.

A judge set bond for Arbuckle at $250,000 and he is due in court for a preliminary hearing conference on Sept. 2, 2020.

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