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Jennifer Lynn Caswell (Sexton), 28, of Hollis, a former Hollis School teacher, was formally charged on Wednesday in Harmon County District Court with crimes alleging inappropriate sexual contact with a 15-year-old male child, who was formerly one of Caswell’s students.

Eric Yarborough, Assistant District Attorney for Greer and Harmon Counties, advises that his office filed felony criminal charges of three counts of Second Degree Rape, one count of Forcible Sodomy, and two counts of Enticing a Child to a Secluded Place for Indecent Purposes.

The Affidavit of Probable Cause, prepared by the Hollis Police Department, alleges numerous inappropriate sex acts between Caswell and a child that occurred during April and May of 2014. Two of the counts are alleged to have occurred in Caswell’s classroom at school.

Yarborough further advised that the charges have been filed as a result of a detailed investigation conducted by the Hollis Police Department, with the assistance of the Harmon County Sheriff’s Office, Investigators with the District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

An arrest warrant for Caswell was issued Wednesday by Harmon County Associate District Judge Mike Warren with the bond set at $100,000. Caswell was surrendered Friday morning by her attorney to the custody of the Harmon County Sheriff and she appeared Friday afternoon before Judge Warren for an initial appearance. Her bond was changed by the Court to $70,000 personal recognizance, $30,000 surety, and she was ordered to appear back in Court on Aug. 26, at 9:30 a.m. for a preliminary hearing conference.

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