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May 4, 2012

Eufaula sex offender charged with rape, lewd acts

McALESTER — A registered sex offender from Eufaula has been charged recently with six felony counts including rape, lewd acts and threatening to kill.

Buck Allen Denson, 44, was charged Wednesday in Pittsburg County District Court with two counts of first degree rape to a child younger than 14 years of age, one count of lewd or indecent acts to a child younger than 16 years of age, one count of lewd or indecent acts in the presence of a minor, one count of assault with intent to commit a felony and one count of threatening to perform an act of violence.

According to court records, Denson had allegedly engaged in an ongoing sexual relationship for the past year with two young girls.

Denson is not only accused of having the inappropriate sexual relationships with the two young girls, he is also accused of making each girl watch while he sexually abused the other and he is accused of threatening the girls. According to court records, Denson allegedly told the girls not to tell or he would kill them and their family.

On April 27, Denson was arrested in an unrelated case. He was charged the same day with domestic assault and battery in the presence of a child.

Shortly after his arrest, the two girls came forward and told authorities that Denson had been sexually abusing them. When authorities asked why the girls had not come forward sooner, they told authorities that Denson had allegedly threatened to kill them, according to court records. They also told authorities that now that Denson was in jail, they felt like he could not hurt them.

On May 1, Denson posted a $2,500 bond for the domestic abuse charge and was released from custody. He was re-arrested the next day, on May 2, and currently remains in custody at the Pittsburg County Jail in lieu of a $1,000,000 bond. He was unavailable for comment at presstime today.

If convicted, he is facing up to life imprisonment.

Contact Rachel Petersen at rpetersen@mcalesternews.com.

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