ARDMORE, OK - An Ardmore book store owner facing child rape charges has waived his preliminary hearing. 49-year old Allen McKendrick is charged with lewd acts to a child and rape by instrumentation.
Ardmore police say arrested McKendrick in October after he was accused by a 14 year old girl, but he was later released. Police say after a more extensive investigation they re-issued a warrant for McKendrick's arrest.
McKendrick is due back in court next Wednesday for formal arraignment. If convicted, he could face up to life in prison.