By Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 53-year-old Glencoe man on probation for possessing methamphetamine has been jailed on $75,000 bail pending a Nov. 9 court appearance on two counts of lewd molestation of a 7-year-old girl whom he had babysat on many occasions, court records show.
If convicted, David Dan Wells, who has known the child since she was a toddler, could be given a minimum of 25 years in prison on each count, according to the charge filed by Payne County Assistant District Attorney Debra Vincent on Nov. 2.
Wells was arrested on Oct. 29 at his residence on a bench warrant for allegedly violating his probation on a 2019 conviction of possessing methamphetamine and a firearm during the commission of a felony, for which he had been given a five-year suspended sentence, court records show.
On Oct. 25, the child’s mother reported to the Payne County Sheriff’s Office her daughter told her that Wells showed her pornographic movies on his cell phone, Investigator Lew Kellison alleged in an affidavit.
On Oct. 28, the sheriff’s investigator observed a forensic interview of the girl in which she “disclosed that Wells has a black cell phone that he used to show her bad movies,” during the current school year while she was at his house, the affidavit alleged.
On Oct. 29, the sheriff’s investigator observed a forensic interview in which she disclosed that before Wells showed her the movies, he showed her his genital area, which he fondled in front of her more than once, the affidavit alleged.