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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

OSBI announces arrest as result of investigation into Stephens County sex abuse

Earlier this month, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office teamed with the the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to conduct an investigation into child sexual abuse allegations.

On June 15, the OSBI began the investigation after the Sheriff’s Office became aware that a relative was sexually abusing two underage girls.

The suspect, 26-year-old Steven Fortney, abused one girl between March of 2011 and March of 2103 when she was 11 to 12-years-old.

The other incident occurred in the fall of 2019 and involved a girl that was 15-years-old. The abuse took place at a residence on Old Highway 7 in Duncan.

Fortney was arrested on June 18, 2020 and booked into the Stephens County Jail on one count of Child Sexual Abuse and one count of Lewd or Indecent Proposals to a Child Under 16.

His bond is set at $500,000.

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