A Sallisaw man pleaded not guilty May 20 to a charge of felony sexual abuse of a child under age 12.
Zachary Lyle Flock, 38, faces up to life in the Department of Corrections on the charge, which also carries a penalty of up to $5,000 in fines.
Flock was arrested May 19 at the Sallisaw Police Department after a woman came forward and said she believed her 9-year-old daughter had been molested by him. The mother stated that she had heard that Flock had also molested other children in the trailer park that he resides in on Cherry Street in Sallisaw.
Investigators with the police department spoke with the girl in question and she said Flock had touched her inappropriately several times while she stayed at his home. A forensic interview was conducted with the girl by a female employee of the Help in Crisis center. The girl provided detailed accounts of the alleged incidents. The girl also said she wasn’t Flock’s only victim.
In an interview with police, Flock admitted to “rubbing diaper rash” on the girl’s private parts more than once. He said he has also done this with his own 8-year-old daughter and to other neighbors’ children.
Forensic interviews are scheduled with the other children.
Flock’s next court appearance is at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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