Moore Dad Posts Sex Ad On Craigslist, Involves 6-Year-Old Son
Havonnah Johnson, News 9 & News9.com
NORMAN, Oklahoma -- Police have arrested a Moore father for allegedly allowing a man to fondle his young, autistic son while masturbating.
Police say Jonathan Mark Smith listed the ad for oral sex on Craigslist, and at least one man responded to it. Teddy Dean Davis is accused of showing up at Smith's door back in January, and asking to see the 6-year-old boy.
Police say Smith's children were asleep and his wife was at work at the time. According to the police report, Smith led Davis to the boy's room and allowed him to fondle the boy. Court papers allege Smith stayed in the room, watched the molestation happen and pleasured himself.
It's not known how police found out about the alleged molestation.
"It's disturbing to know that something that atrocious can happen and you can pay enough money to get out of jail when a child was hurt. I don't know how autistic the child was but maybe he couldn't speak for himself. Maybe he could but didn't know what was going on," Cynthia Garten of Moore said.
Since the incident the family has moved and rents out their Liberty Drive home, but that doesn't comfort their neighbor who is a new father.
"That absolutely disgusts me. It fills me with a hatred and anger that I have actually never felt before because I have only had a child for four months now and I can't imagine anyone taking advantage of her much less allowing it and almost encouraging it," Michael Kotzun said, who lives across the street.
Officers arrested both Smith and Davis in July. Davis is charged with lewd molestation and indecent proposal to a child. He is out on a $50,000 bond.
Smith is out on bond and is charged with enabling child sexual abuse and lewd molestation.
Both men are scheduled to appear in court on July 26.