DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - A former Marine who already is the subject of a federal complaint involving a grenade launcher has been charged with one count of child sexual abuse.
Stephens County prosecutors on Wednesday formally charged Charles Alan Dyer in connection with the alleged rape of a girl on Jan. 2.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Dyer Jan. 12 on the rape allegations at his home in Marlow, where they reported finding several firearms and a device officials say is a Colt M-203, 40-millimeter grenade launcher.
There was no response Saturday to a message seeking comment that was left at a telephone number for the office of David W. Hammond
of Duncan, a lawyer for Dyer.
Sheriff Wayne McKinney told federal authorities that Dyer allegedly has ties to militia groups.
According to a federal complaint, the grenade launcher was stolen from Fort Irwin, Calif., in 2006. Dyer was charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device.
McKinney says Dyer is in federal custody.
Information from: The Duncan Banner, http://www.duncanbanner.com
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