By:  Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man remains in the Payne County Jail on $300,000 bail on charges of sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl and violently attacking her mother by rape and strangulation — while he was awaiting an April 22 jury trial on Noble County child sexual charges on which he had posted $25,000 bond.

If convicted of his Payne County charges on which he has been scheduled to be arraigned this week, Jessie Lee Armstrong-Monson, 31, could be given a life prison term for child sexual abuse — plus a life sentence without parole for first-degree rape and three years’ incarceration for strangulation of the girl’s mother, court records show.

Stillwater Police Detective Mary Kellison was called on March 1 by Noble County District Attorney’s Agent Jesse Brewer to speak with the girl’s mother, who allegedly disclosed during an interview about Armstrong-Monson’s child sexual abuse trial in Perry that she herself had been sexually assaulted and choked by Armstrong-Monson at her Stillwater residence at 11 p.m. on Feb. 28, an affidavit said.

“While in route to the Noble County Courthouse, I received a telephone call from Agent Brewer, who advised me Jessie was getting antsy and was texting (the girl’s mother) asking her what was taking so long…According to Agent Brewer, Jessie was worried about (the girl’s mother) reporting the sexual assault (of herself) and made her promise not to tell,” the Stillwater detective alleged in her affidavit.

The Noble County DA’s agent was concerned for the safety of the woman’s three children, ages 8 months, 3 and 5, the affidavit alleged.

The agent was convinced that Armstrong-Monson used the woman’s children “as a way of eliciting fear and controlling her,” the affidavit alleged.

While the Stillwater detective was speaking with the woman, “Jessie drove off from the Noble County Courthouse,” and left the woman there, the affidavit alleged.

Since the Noble County DA’s agent felt the woman’s children were in danger, all three were located at their day care and grade school in Stillwater before being taken to the Saville Center, the affidavit alleged.

During an interview with the 3-year-old girl at the Saville Center in Stillwater, the child demonstrated what Armstrong-Monson did to her, the affidavit alleged. Armstrong-Monson was located at a relative’s home in Noble County and arrested for child sexual abuse in Stillwater, the affidavit alleged.

When the Stillwater police detective interviewed the girl’s mother, she said that earlier in the day on Feb. 28, “Jessie mentioned that he was ‘freaking out internally,” before leaving for work to grout some tile at a Stillwater business about 6 p.m. and returning to her home at 9:20 p.m., the affidavit alleged.

She said “he had been stressed out about his court case in Noble County, which he had to be at around 9 a.m. on March 1,” the affidavit alleged.

After violently attacking her, “he apologized to her for hurting her and promised her it wouldn’t happen again,” the affidavit alleged.

In an application for an emergency protective order on March 4, the woman alleged, “Incidents like this (but much more violent) happened two nights previous (2-26-19) and a week previous on (2-21-19). These incidents were much more violent, so I knew to be concerned about what was going to happen on this night.”

“Police and DHS investigations have determined that my daughter might have been groomed by him, which is why I’m asking for protective orders for my children,” the woman wrote.

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