As early as next week, a Cowley County man is expected back in a Comanche County Okla. courtroom where he is facing a charge of sexual battery involving a 16-year-old girl.
The next court appearance for 36-year-old Marcos A. Guzman, of Burden, is set for Sept. 6 at 9:30 a.m. in Lawton, Okla. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge against him and is scheduled to go on trial by the end of the year.
Guzman is represented by Lawton defense attorney Emmit Tayloe, who did not return a call seeking comment for this story.
On Dec. 28, 2012, an affidavit for an arrest warrant was filed in Comanche County Dist. Court and Guzman was taken into custody a short time later. He is free on bond while awaiting trial.
In court documents Guzman lists his address as 20359 112th Rd., which is on property owned by Fleming Feed & Grain, where Guzman works. He was not at work and unavailable for comment Thursday, according to staff there.
Court documents show the charge against Guzman stems from an incident said to have occurred at 3:15 a.m. on July 28, 2012. The defendant is said to have entered the girl’s bedroom and began to fondle her in a lewd and lascivious way while she slept.
Guzman is accused of continuing to touch the girl and then having intercourse with her without her consent, according to court documents.
The incident is alleged to have occurred at a residence in Geronimo, Okla. while Guzman was visiting the area, sources told NewsCow. Sexual battery is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.