Teen Alleges Man Inappropriately Touched Her
May 31, 2017
A Wichita Falls man has been accused of inappropriately touching a child several years ago.
Russell William Detwiler, 74, is charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact. He was booked into Wichita County Jail Thursday morning and was being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit:
A licensed therapist reported to Wichita Falls police that a 14-year-old patient made an outcry of sexual abuse against Detwiler.
The girl was forensically interviewed at Patsy's House Child Advocacy Center. During the interview, the girl said one time while she was at Detwiler's house he placed his hand inside her pants and was "feeling around." She said he touched her inappropriately but did not penetrate her digitally.
She also discussed another incident of sexual abuse by Detwiler that happened in Clay County.
The detective spoke with the girl's mother, who had previously confronted Detwiler about the allegations. She said he told her if the victim went to Patsy's House and talked about the incidents, then it would be true.
Based on the time frame provided by the girl's mother, the incidents are believed to have occurred between 2010 and 2012, when the girl was younger than 10 years old.
Detwiler declined to be interviewed regarding the allegations.