Wagoner County Deputies have arrested a man they said molested 4 teenage boys several times over the last two years. Deputies said the four victims told them the suspect, Brock Stevens, was their volunteer coach.
An affidavit said the 4 victims told investigators that Stevens touched them when they would spend the night at his house. They said they didn’t report it because they were scared and didn’t know what to do.
Deputies said the four boys were 12 to 15 years old at the time of the abuse.
“I would have to said that he did earn their trust, control them and manipulate them and ended up victimizing them, said Sheriff Chris Elliott.
The affidavit said the boys said Stevens invited them to his house to spend the night, gave them alcohol, let them vape, and then touched them.
The boys told investigators the abuse started more than 2 years ago and didn’t stop until a month before it was reported.
“You have to understand, these are young boys. They don’t know. They didn’t have an understanding of what was going on,” said Sheriff Elliott. “When they had an understanding of what was going on, they were probably embarrassed and were afraid to come tell anybody about it.”
Sheriff Elliott said it’s concerning knowing Stevens was in an environment where there were so many children.
“If you are the type of individual that wants to perpetrate this type of crime on a young child, it’s not uncommon that we will find them associated in different circles where there are young children out there,” said Sheriff Elliott. “Ones that they can befriend, they can earn their trust, that’s what we believe happened here.”
Sheriff Elliott said he doesn’t blame the victims’ parents for this. He said it is human nature to want to trust people but said it’s important for parents to be aware what’s going on in their child’s life.
“With the way things are, we have to ask those hard questions you know when your child comes to you and said I want to go spend the night here or I want to go do this,” said Sheriff Elliott. “As a parent we have to ask those questions. I don’t fault the parents in this. This could have happened to anybody.”
The Sheriff said it’s possible there are more victims. If so, call the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office at 918-485-3124.