A Lawton man is behind bars in Stephens County Jail on accusations of alleged child sexual abuse.

According to On Demand Court Records, James Ernest Graham, 38, of Lawton, is accused of one count of child sexual abuse. Punishment is up to life in prison and 85% of the time for the crime must be served if found guilty before becoming parole eligible.

Reports from police show reports about the abuse came in during the month of June 2020 from an adult and a 16-year-old victim who told police they had been the victim of sexual abuse, starting from a young age. 

The victim allegedly told law enforcement of two instances that had happened. Law enforcement also learned the victim was pregnant.

Upon speaking with Graham, police reported in affidavits that during an interview, he gave “absolute and adamant denial of the claims” and voluntarily gave a sample of his DNA, records show.

In August 2020, the victim gave birth to the child, however, the child died, reports show. Following testing of the baby’s and Graham’s DNA, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported there was a “99.9% probability” Graham was the father of baby.

Graham’s bond is set at $100,000. He is due back in court for a preliminary hearing conference at 9 a.m. on July 28, 2021.

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