Teresa Pearce – Receives 30 years for Enabling Pedophile Husband

A Lawton woman was convicted Tuesday in Stephens County District Court on two charges of enabling child sexual abuse.

Teresa Pearce, 37, will serve 30 years in prison and pay a $1,000 fine for each sentence.

Pearce pleaded guilty to the charges on April 13. On Tuesday, the matter was heard before District Judge Joe Enos for sentencing.

When Pearce pleaded guilty, she said that she knew her husband, Kevin Pearce, was having sex with minors, Assistant District Attorney Josh Creekmore said.

Pearce’s husband remains in custody on a $100,000 bond. His next day in court is scheduled for July 7.

“It doesn’t matter whether he is or is not convicted,” Creekmore said about Pearce being convicted before her husband. “When she pleaded guilty, she said she knew the two girls were pregnant.”

Pearce and her husband were arrested in May of 2008 after law enforcement became aware of the situation and investigated it.

Creekmore said that the Department of Human Services (DHS) was involved in a child welfare investigation for one of the minors and turned the investigation over to law enforcement as more information was discovered.

According to the affidavit prepared by then-Stephens County Deputy Rodney Richards, DHS was trying to find out who the fathers of the babies were when law enforcement took over.

According to the affidavit, one of the girls alleged Pearce had impregnated her.

According to the affidavit, Pearce said she knew other adult men had been having sex with the two girls over the course of several years and had never reported the matter to law enforcement or anyone else.

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