Foster dad faces rape case

GROVE, Okla. (AP) - A court hearing in Delaware County for a Grove man accused of impregnating a foster child placed in his care has been delayed.

Timothy Joe Mountford is charged with felony second-degree rape and child sexual abuse of a 14-year-old placed in his home by the Department of Human Services.

The 50-year-old Mountford, who is related to the girl, appeared in court Monday for a scheduled hearing, which was postponed until March 6.

Prosecutors asked for a continuance, saying a witness was medically unable to testify.

Special Judge Alicia Littlefield says if the state is not ready to proceed in March, the case will be dismissed.

Mountford is free on $150,000 bail. The victim is now in another foster home.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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