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Porum assistant police chief jailed on child sex abuse charges

Porum Assistant Police Chief David Kash, 49, has been charged in Muskogee County District Court with two counts of child sexual abuse.

The felony charges were filed Thursday, Dec. 26, a week after the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about two children, ages 9 and 7, possibly having been sexually abused by Kash over a period of three or four months.

The OSBI launched an investigation following the telephone call.

According to court documents, Kash was interviewed by the OSBI on Dec. 20 and Dec. 23 and allegedly confessed to abusing the children multiple times beginning in September.

The assaults reportedly took place at a residence in Porum, which is in Muskogee County.

Kash was arrested shortly after the charges were filed and now is in jail awaiting his next court appearance, which is scheduled for 10 a.m., Jan. 9.

The suspect reportedly has resigned from the Po-rum Police Department.

The department released the following statement:

“To say that we as a department are shocked, dismayed and saddened by these allegations is an understatement. The safety of all members of our town and community will remain our top priority.

“Further, our thoughts and prayers are with all victims of any crime during this holiday season. Until and unless the city council deems necessary, no further statements will be made regarding this matter.”

McIntosh County Democrat

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