Stillwater Man Jailed On Child Sexual Abuse Charge
(Stillwater, Okla.) – A Stillwater man who failed to appear in court for a Jan. 3 hearing on a charge of child sexual abuse or an alterative count of indecent exposure was jailed on $35,000 bail following his arrest Wednesday on a bench warrant.
Christopher Taveres Smith, 22, was the boyfriend of a woman living in the home where the alleged abuse of a 5-year-old girl occurred, according to an affidavit by Stillwater Police Detective Cody Manuel.
Another woman, who is the girl’s mother, went with the child to the Stillwater Police Department on April 26, 2016, “to report an incident that happened the prior night,” the affidavit alleged.
Smith had been free on $25,000 bail since June 27, 2016, court records show. Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler had warned Smith on Dec. 20, 2017, that if he failed to appear in court on Jan. 3 without an attorney, his bond would be revoked, court records show.
The girl’s mother said that about midnight she was awakened by the girl’s voice and took her to her bedroom where the girl said “she needed to tell her something,” the affidavit alleged.
The girl told her mother, “Mr. Smith had exposed his penis to her and asked her if she wanted to touch and kiss it,” the affidavit alleged.
When Smith was interviewed at the Stillwater police station, he initially denied the exposure of his penis to the girl and having any interaction with her, the affidavit said.
“Mr. Smith eventually admitted he took his penis out of his pants in the hallway on the way to the bathroom and (the girl) may have seen it,” but continued to deny having any interaction with the girl, the affidavit alleged.
“Eventually he did admit (the girl) had seen his penis and asked him what it was. Mr. Smith said he told her it was a ‘freaking penis’ and to go back to bed before she got in trouble,” the affidavit alleged.
If convicted of child sexual abuse, Smith could be given as much as a life prison term, court records show.