Lahoma man charged with child sexual abuse


April 24, 2024

A Lahoma man is facing charges of child sexual abuse in Alfalfa County. According to court documents, the incidents occurred in Goltry between May 1, 2022, and September 1, 2023.

Court records show a woman told Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Deputy TJ Rockenbach that her minor daughter had been molested. Rockenbach contacted District Attorney’s Investigator Steve Tanio for assistance in the investigation.

On March 22, Tanio conducted a video-recorded child forensic interview of the girl. She indicated that while Tybias Contreras had lived with her and her mother, he had molested her on numerous occasions inside the home. Some of the molestation occurred in her mother’s bedroom when she would sleep with Contreras and her mom.

Tanio interviewed the mother, who said she was in a relationship with Contreras, and he lived with her and her two minor daughters in Goltry from May 2022 until September 2023. She said she kicked him out for being an alcoholic. She never suspected Contreras had been molesting her daughter who recently disclosed this to her. After finding this out, she texted Contreras who responded that he could not remember the details, but if he molested the daughter he was sorry for what he had done.

On March 22, a DHS child welfare worker who was assigned to this investigation said she did an interview on March 18 with the older daughter, a sister to the younger victim. The girl said some evenings she would sleep in the same bed with her mother and Contreras due to “bad dreams.” On some instances, Contreras would touch her inappropriately and tried to French kiss her.

On April 10, Tanio conducted a post-Miranda recorded interview with Contreras who admitted he probably touched both girls inappropriately; however, he was “drunk” at the time.

Tybias Kaine Contreras, 25, of Lahoma, has been charged with two counts of sexual abuse, child under 12. The girls were ages 9-10 and 4-5 at the time. This crime is punishable by imprisonment not exceeding life, a fine of $500 to $5,000 or both such fine and imprisonment.


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