Stillwater News Press

August 16, 2013

Preliminary hearing set for man accused of indecent proposals

By Megan Sando
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — A Stillwater man was arraigned Friday at the Payne County Courthouse. He is accused of forcing two young girls to watch pornography.

Craig Andrew Phillips, 27, is charged with making indecent proposals to a child, a felony.

On Aug. 6, police responded to the 300 block of Wooten Circle. Payne County Deputy Rockford Brown arrived and found several people motioning that Phillips was trying to flee through a pasture. He deployed his K-9 dog until Phillips surrendered, according to an affidavit.

Two girls, ages 8 and 6, were playing outside when Phillips started following them around, according to an affidavit. He asked them to come to his house, telling them he wanted to show them something.

The older of the two girls told police they were watching television when Phillips called them over to his computer and showed them pornography. When they tried to leave, he grabbed their shirts and tried to solicit oral sex from them, which they did not do, according to the affidavit.

Special District Judge Katherine Thomas assigned a court-appointed attorney and a preliminary hearing for 9 a.m. Sept. 9. Phillips has not posted his $50,000 bail.