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Woman with Fannin county ties arrested for child sexual abuse in Tulsa

By: Victoria Maranan Email
By: Victoria Maranan Email

IVANHOE, TX-A shocking crime in Tulsa leads to the arrest of a woman with Fannin county ties.

A family member told us he was appalled after he found out a 4-year-old family member was not only sexually abused, but that abuse was recorded on video. Now police in Glenpool, Oklahoma, assisted by the FBI, have arrested another relative, 23-year-old Samantha Bryant and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Jon Adleta.

Wednesday, Bryant was formally charged with two counts of child sexual abuse in the Tulsa County District Court and the family is trying to cope with what's happened to such a young child.

A man, who we'll call "Jeff," said his young family member was not the same when she came to stay with him in Ivanhoe, Texas in January.

"She came back from Christmas break because she was hurting so bad," he said.

So he took her to a doctor, who found the 4-year-old had urinary tract infection.

"We asked how it could happen and he said it could happen from not cleaning right. And the last thing he included, it could be caused by sexual abuse," he said.

"Jeff" said the 4-year-old had been staying with Samantha Bryant and her boyfriend, Jon Adleta, in Glenpool, Oklahoma every weekend.

"She started complaining about Jon messing with her, Jon doing stuff to her, being already in, stuff like that," he said.

Jeff called CPS where the 4-year-old made an outcry.

Friday, Bryant and Adleta were arrested by FBI agents and Glenpool police after child pornography was found in their home. According to arrest reports, Bryant admitted she allowed Adleta to sexually abuse the 4-year-old while she recorded it on video. Bryant also reportedly confessed to performing similar acts as well.

"During the interview, she actually admitted to a couple of incidences that were considered lewd molestation and she's been taken into custody on those charges," said Glenpool Police Chief, Dennis Waller.

Jeff was furious when he heard the news.

"Very mad, I was on a rampage. Upset, crying, just so upset," he said.

FBI Special Agent, Rick Rains said Adleta was also wanted in Florida.

"Jon Adleta was arrested on a federal arrest warrant out of Orlando, Florida by our agents and members of our taskforce. He was charged with aiding and abetting the transportation of a minor for sexual purposes," he said.

Rains said videos were taken of the four year old being abused in several locations and it's possible more charges could be filed against Bryant.

"It's unfortunate anytime a child is involved, an innocent victim, and we take those things very seriously in the FBI especially to protect our children," he said.

"I hope she gets what she deserves," said Jeff.

Agent Rains said Bryant remains in the Tulsa County Jail and Adleta is being held in the Creek County Jail. Rains said Adleta waived a detention hearing in federal court Wednesday, he's now awaiting transport back to Florida.

The investigation is ongoing.


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