Man Charged After Child Sex Crimes Decades Later


Monday, May 23rd 2016, 10:43 pm
By: News 9


WARNING: Allegations against the accused may be considered graphic. Discretion is advised. 

A man was charged with 26 counts of child sex crimes that investigators say happened decades ago.

Police said the suspect came back to Oklahoma and confessed to investigators.

Charles Cougle said he returned to Oklahoma after fleeing the state to Oregon and Alaska.

He's in the Oklahoma County jail and is being held on $500,000 bond.

On May 11, Oklahoma City police said Cougle, 57, called the crimes against children unit to say he was at the Classen Inn and wanted to confess to a set of heinous crimes dating back decades.

Police said they found Cougle standing in the parking lot and took him to police headquarters.

There, he confessed to crimes that dated between 1980 and 1990 at a home near SW 42nd and May Avenue.

Two of them were a brother and sister and Cougle had a relationship with their mother, according to police.

Court documents said the acts would happen when the kids were left in his care.

The girl told investigators Cougle began molesting her four to five times a week, starting at age 2.

For the next eight years, she said he would "force her to perform oral sex on him."

On one occasion, she told police Cougle instructed her to "have sex with her brother."

He told investigators Cougle gave him the same treatment between the ages of 8 and 14.

The behavior reportedly didn't stop there. The siblings told police their two cousins were abused, too.

They claimed Cougle had sexually violated them from ages 3 to 8.

Cougle said the children's mother found out about the molestation by reading her child's diary.

She told police she confronted him about the accusations and he admitted it.

However, her daughter said her mother did not contact police.