Teen accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile

June 16, 2022 | Courts

NEWKIRK — A status docket is set for Trace L. Stephens, 18, Marland, in Kay County District Court.

Stephens is facing felony charges of forcible sodomy and lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16.

Ponca City police report in the affidavit that Stephens is accused of providing vodka to a 13-year-old juvenile and sexually assaulting her.

Police questioned Stephens about the allegations.

He reportedly told police that the teen said she was 17 and denies the allegations.

Judge David Wilkie set bond at $50,000.

On June 7 during a bond hearing, attorney Jarrod Stevenson requested bond be lowered. Over the state’s objection, bond was reduced to $15,000 with special conditions including no alcohol, drug or marijuana consumption and no contact with the alleged victim.

Stephens is free on bond.