Woodward Couple Faces Child Sex Charges

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 9:41 pm
By: News 9

By Kirsten McIntyre, NEWS 9

WOODWARD, Oklahoma – A Woodward couple is accused of providing alcohol to minors and then filming the children participating in sex games.

Dean and Alisha Freerksen have been charged with rape, procuring a minor to participate in child porn, lewd molestation and furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor.

Woodward police say they have been working since July to put the case together and say more charges are possible. Police have identified seven victims, ranging from 11 to 17-years-old, and interviewed a possible eighth victim on Wednesday.

The accusations started when an 11-year-old told police she'd been given alcohol by the couple and then raped.

“During the investigation, the 11-year-old disclosed a camera that was used to take photographs,” said Woodward Police Sgt. Mike Morton.

Police searched the couple's Woodward home and according to court documents, officers seized computers, hard drives, a camera and a sexual toy. What they found led them to other possible victims.

"We found out who they were through recognizing faces, and then contacting the parents and having them verify 'Yes, these are our children,'" Sgt. Morton said. "It's hard on the parents, it's traumatic. It's hard on them, and it's also hard on the kids. It's been very difficult for them."

The DVDs gathered by investigators contain evidence, including hours of interviews of the children. Police say they were given alcohol and sex games were played.

"They would start a game they referred to as 'sex dice.' These items were also seized as evidence. These are dice you roll and they would have names as to what you would do that person," Sgt. Morton said.

Police also say some of the crimes occurred at Dean Freerksen's father's house. Freerksen’s father said his son is innocent until proven guilty.

The couple has four children of their own but police say they are not victims. 

The couple's attorney, David Christian, did not return a call seeking comment for this story.