The assistant police chief of Porum has been accused of sexually abusing two children over a period of several months.
David Ray Kash, 49, was charged Thursday with two counts of child sexual abuse in Muskogee County. He remains in jail without bail.
An investigator alleged in an affidavit that Kash sexually abused two minor children beginning in September and at times recorded sexual activities on his smartphone. Kash described to investigators instances of the sexual abuse, the document says.
The affidavit says one of the children had injuries consistent with sexual abuse and detailed in a police interview instances of sexual abuse by Kash.
The Porum Police Department posted on its Facebook page Sunday that the city would take “immediate action to formally terminate his employment” after being notified two days earlier that Kash was under investigation. The post says he turned his badge over to an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent.
“To say that we as a department are shocked, dismayed and saddened by these allegations is an understatement,” the Facebook post says. “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.”
Kash appeared in district court Friday. His next court date is Jan. 9.