Court date set for Ponca City man accused of lewd proposals to a child

August 8, 2022 | Courts

NEWKIRK — A status docket is set for Samuel Harold Dean, 56, Ponca City, in Kay County District Court.

Dean is facing felony charges of lewd and or indecent acts or proposals to a child under 16 and a felony count of lewd molestation.

Ponca City police report that Dean is accused of asking a juvenile female to lift her shirt in return for $20. The juvenile told authorities that she did not do it and alleges that Dean has touched her thighs in a lewd manner.

Samuel Harold Dean

Police report Dean was questioned about the allegations. He reportedly admitted to offering money to the juvenile if she would show her breast. He reportedly said he did not know why he did it.

He reportedly told police that he was a heavy meth user 20 years ago. “I would give women money or drugs to do whatever I wanted them to do,” he reportedly said.  “I think that mindset may have popped into my head.”

Dean is free on $15,000 bond.