Former Custodian Charged With Sex Crimes Released, Father Concerned


Friday, April 26th 2013, 8:39 pm
By: News 9


A former school custodian, charged with rape, is out of jail.

That man is accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl at a home in Moore. Now, a local father tells News 9 he's afraid for his daughter's safety.

Officers arrested 20-year-old David Stewart back in January, on four counts of rape. Stewart bonded quickly bonded out and allegedly went back to the victim's home. Now, a father worries Stewart will do the same thing again, only this time to his daughter.

Bobby Brawdy does not know the accused rapist, but says he recognizes a threat. Brawdy's six-year-old daughter lives with Stewart's alleged victim and her mother.

Court records show Stewart raped a 13-year-old girl on four different occasions in 2012, until the victim's mother allegedly caught him in the act.

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After his arrest in January 2013, Stewart lost his job as a custodian at John Glenn Elementary School. Although Stewart worked around children, prosecutors do not believe he victimized the children there.

Brawdy says it's more likely Stewart got close to his daughter. Brawdy says he found out about the allegations a month later. He was able to get temporary custody of his daughter, but that ended last week; the same day Stewart bonded out of jail again.

Brawdy is going through the court system to get custody of his daughter, but that could be several months. The mother did not want to go on camera, but tells News 9 she has not had any contact with Stewart since he got out of jail.