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Child Abuse

Church Member Arrested

Accused Of Inappropriate Contact With A Minor Girl

An Oklahoma City man is accused of having inappropriate contact with a 15-year-old girl.

Both the accused man and the alleged victim attend a northeast Oklahoma City church.

Steven Ramon Mason, 47, was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail Monday on one felony count of facilitating or encouraging sexual conduct with a minor.

Mr. Mason and the alleged victim attend the Faith Memorial Baptist Church (3117 N. Kelley Ave.).

Mr. Mason has not been formally charged in the case. No one answered the door at his listed address Tuesday evening.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the 15-year-old girl’s mother grew concerned earlier after finding conversations between her daughter and a person listed as “Husband/best friend.”

The mother walked in to the Oklahoma City Police Department in June to file a report.

“Felt that her 15-year-old daughter was having a sexual relationship or some sort of relationship with a 47-year-old male that she had met through the church,” said Capt. Bo Mathews, a spokesman for the police department.

Court documents said the mother – “while searching her daughter’s phone -- found Snapchats that included inappropriate conversations between her daughter and Mason, as well as pictures.

The court documents said the pictures included “one picture of them together was taken at my house,” the mother told police...To Read More...subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper