A former Whitewright Police officer has been arrested in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, and charged with sexual assault of a child.
Kevin Lamance, 60, of Porter, Oklahoma was a police officer with the city of Whitewright in 2001. Lamance was arrested on the child abuse charges in January. A court clerk in Wagoner County said Kevin Lamance has yet to enter a plea in the case and his next hearing is scheduled for next month.
A Tulsa, Oklahoma, television station reported that an affidavit said an agent with the Grayson County Children’s Advocacy Center in Sherman called deputies in Wagoner County, Oklahoma. The GCCAC employee said a 10-year-old girl, who used to live with Lamance in his home in Porter, told investigators about several instances of sexual abuse that she suffered in the home from the time that she was 8 years old until her mother removed her from the home when she was 10.
The affidavit said that the mother eventually walked in on Lamance abusing the girl and fled the home with the children.
Lamance’s attorney Lauren Blake did not return several phone calls seeking a comment on the case.
Kevin Lamance was a reserve officer riding with his brother, Whitewright officer James Lamance, on Dec. 23, 2000, when James Lamance was shot while on duty. James Lamance died from the gunshot he sustained in the field just inside Fannin County.
Kevin Lamance was the state’s main witness in its trial of Richard Carl Hicks on a capital murder charge in James Lamance’s death. Hicks was acquitted on that charge and Fannin County never tried him on the charge of attempted capital murder related to Kevin Lamance being in the patrol car at the time of the shooting.