Ponca City teen accused of sexually assaulting a child

May 22, 2023 | Courts

NEWKIRK — An initial appearance is set for Daniel Wayne Heller, 19, Ponca City, in Kay County District Court.

Heller is facing felony charges of indecent proposals to a child under 16 and forcible sodomy.

Ponca City police report that on May 15, officers received a referral from the Department of Human Services concerning allegations made by a 4-year-old.

Heller was arrested at Ponca City High School and transported to the police department.

There he reportedly told police that he doesn’t remember engaging in a sexual act with the child, but suggested that if it happened he may have been drunk. He reportedly stated that he sometimes get so drunk he doesn’t remember what happens.

Police reportedly asked if there was anything he wanted to say to the alleged victim’s mother and the alleged victim. He reportedly said, “Tell them I’m sorry.”

Heller is being held on $100,000 bond.

Daniel Wayne Heller