Three charged in child sexual abuse case
March 13, 2022
A man from Cherokee is facing several felony charges involving sexual activity with an underage girl from Alva. The girl’s mother and stepfather also face charges in Woods County. The age of consent in Oklahoma is 16.
Phillip Logan Sharp, 20, of Cherokee, is charged with child sexual abuse, possession of obscene material and violation of Oklahoma statute via computer, all felonies.
The child sexual abuse charge involves sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl between Dec. 3, 2021, and Feb. 14, 2022. This crime is punishable by imprisonment not exceeding life or a fine of $500 to $5,000 or both such fine and imprisonment.
The possession of obscene material charge involves unclothed cellphone images of the girl. This crime is punishable by imprisonment up to 20 years or a fine up to $25,000 or both, and post-imprisonment supervision, minimum sentence provisions.
The violation of computer statute involves unlawfully storing data in a cellphone or computer system for the purpose of using such access to possess child pornography.
Brandy Kaye Redmon, 39, and Johnny Wayne Redmon, 51, both of Alva, are charged with enabling child sexual abuse, a felony. They are accused of permitting Sharp to engage in sexual intercourse with the 15-year-old while being responsible for the girl’s health, safety and welfare. This charge is punishable by imprisonment not exceeding life or by a fine of $500 to $5,000 or both such fine and imprisonment.
Court records show on Feb. 22, Alva Police Officer Ronald Vasquez told District Attorney’s Investigator Steve Tanio that he had responded to a disturbance in Alva. Upon his arrival, Brandy Redmon told Vasquez she lived at the residence with her husband Johnny Redmon along with her biological daughter, age 15.
Brandy stated she was aware the girl and Phillip Logan Sharp were engaged in a sexual relationship. She said Sharp spent the night with the girl on Feb. 19 at the residence. During the evening hours of Feb. 20, Brandy said Sharp attempted to enter the residence and was threatening physical violence to the 15-year-old girl. After Sharp left, Brandy located a smart cellphone on the ground by the front door which she identified as belonging to Sharp. She gave the phone to Officer Vasquez.
Also on Feb. 22, Cherokee Police Officer TJ Hall told Tanio he was investigating the sexual activity between Sharp and the underage girl. Hall had a video-recorded and written statement from the girl in which she admitted she and Sharp had been engaged in a sexual relationship that began in December 2021. She admitted they had sex 10-15 different times. She said they broke up on approximately Feb. 19, 2022, and he threatened to “kidnap and shoot me.” The girl said her mother Brandy was aware of the sexual relationship.
Also on Feb. 22, Hall interviewed Brandy Redmon, and she admitted to knowing her daughter and Sharp were having a sexual relationship, according to the affidavit.
On Feb. 22, Officer Vasquez transferred custody of Sharp’s phone to Investigator Tanio. He was later able to review and confirm that the phone contained sexually explicit images of the 15-year-old girl.
On March 8, Officer Hall told Tanio he had interviewed a friend of the underage girl who was also a juvenile. She told Hall she was with the girl and Sharp in the Redmon home in Alva. The friend said she was sleeping on a futon in the living room while the girl and Sharp were on a mattress in the living room and the mother was sleeping in her bedroom. The friend indicated to Hall that during the evening hours she observed Sharp and the 15-year-old girl engaging in sexual intercourse while lying on the mattress.
On March 8, a search warrant was obtained for the residence of Johnny and Brandy Redmon in Alva. It was executed by Tanio and law enforcement officers from the Woods County Sheriff’s Department and the Alva Police Department. Present at the residence were Johnny and Brandy Redmon, Brandy’s two minor children (ages 9 and 7) and Johnny’s mother Ann Lee who was determined to be the owner of the residence. The mattress located in the “kids’ bedroom” was examined and determined to have biological stains consistent with sexual activity. Mattress fabric with stains was seized for later OSBI lab analysis.
On March 8, during a post-Miranda videotaped interview, Brandy Redmon told Tanio she was aware her daughter and Sharp were engaging in a sexual relationship. She said her husband Johnny rented a home in Cherokee to Sharp, and the girl spent the night with Sharp at this residence on at least two different occasions.
On March 8, Johnny Redmon declined to be interviewed.
On March 8, Ann Lee told Tanio she became aware that the underage girl and Sharp were engaging in sexual activity after observing a “hickey” on the girl. She said she confronted Johnny and told him allowing a 20-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity would “do nothing but get you in trouble” and Johnny needed to tell Sharp he could not spend the night and sleep with the girl at Ann’s house. She said Johnny told her he understood; however, Sharp continued to spend the night.
On March 9, Tanio conducted a videotaped interview of the 15-year-old girl. She said after every instance of sexual activity with Sharp she told her mother about it. She recalled asking her mother a couple of times to put her on birth control pills, however her mother never did.
A felony arrest warrant has been issued for Sharp.
Bond for Johnny and Brandy Redmon has been set at $10,000 each. Their next appearances in court are set for April 12.