Blackwell man accused of rape and violating Federal parole

July 23, 2020 | Courts

NEWKIRK — A Blackwell resident and former resident of Tonkawa is facing charges of harboring a runaway and second degree rape in Kay County District Court.

Philip Cecil Erwin, 30, was arrested by a Kay County deputy on July 15 at Smith’s RV Park after he reportedly admitted to deputy Kyle Colclasure that he had sex with a runaway teenager from Del City.

Phillip Cecil Erwin

Erwin is also accused of violating his Federal parole, as he was convicted in Federal Court in 2018 of possession of child pornography.

Colclasure reports in the affidavit that he responded to the RV Park in an attempt to locate the runaway teen. He reportedly spotted the teen coming out of a trailer and made contact with Erwin.

Erwin told the deputy that he met the female on social media, went to Del City, picked her up and brought her back to Kay County at her request. Erwin claims the teen told him she was 18. The teen was released to her father.

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On Aug. 16, 2017, Erwin was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on a Federal charge of possession of child pornography. At that time he was a resident of Tonkawa.

On Jan. 8, 2018 a plea agreement was reached in the case and he was sentenced to 24 months in Federal prison.

On July 23, 2018, Erwin was incarcerated in Seagoville, Texas.

On April 3, 2020 he was released under supervision.

On June 15, 2020 a petition was filed alleging that Erwin violated his parole on May 19, 2020 after he reportedly admitted he had unauthorized contact with his employer’s children at his employer’s home.

Erwin also reportedly told his parole officer he had thrown away a laptop on May 6, 2020. However, it was found in his belongings on May 20.

Federal officials report that Erwin also violated his parole by viewing sexually explicit images and videos on the laptop, a Nintendo 3DS, and a cell phone. The images reportedly included cartoon depictions of minors engaged in sexual conduct.

A summons was mailed to Erwin’s address on S. 13th Street in Blackwell ordering him to appear in Federal Court on June 30.

On July 13, a Federal Judge revoked Erwin’s parole and ordered him to serve six months in Federal prison for the violations. He ordered to surrender to the U.S. Marshals on Aug. 10.

Following Erwin’s arrest in Kay County, the Federal Court ordered  Erwin to surrender to the U.S. Marshals immediately.

He is currently being held in the county jail on $150,000 bond.

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