73-year-old molester sentenced to prison

Thursday, February 22nd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(McAlester-AP) -- A 73-year-old Pittsburg County man who's been convicted of molesting a 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to 20-years in prison.

Richard Dike was convicted in January of lewd molestation of the girl at his Longtown-area home last July.

Prosecutors say the girl and her 11-year-old sister were left with Dike and his wife by their parents, who were called out of town on a family emergency.

Authorities say the girl woke her sister after being molested and the two fled the home.