A jury trial has been reset for a previously convicted sex offender — whose wife reportedly exposed herself to him while he was in the Washington County, Oklahoma jail — on charges of child sexual abuse.
David Wayne Willoughby, 46, had been set for jury trial on Jan. 11 on charges of child sexual abuse and failure to register as a sex offender. The case has been reset for Jan. 25.
Willoughby had previously waived preliminary hearing in the case. His sex offender status comes from a prior Cherokee County conviction for sexual battery in 2001.
The current case came to light in May when Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were “informed of an incident involving sexual abuse to a child under the age of 10.” WCSO investigator Sgt. Jon Copeland said, at that time, the initial report came from a concerned individual who had received information a child had been sexually abused by a relative.
“The reporting party informed deputies the child disclosed a relative had sexually abused the child,” Copeland said. “The Department of Human Services, Child Welfare, was contacted and, after being informed, the child and their sibling were taken into emergency custody.”
A forensic interview was then conducted at Ray of Hope Advocacy Center that revealed inappropriate sexual conduct between the child and the relative dating back to when the victim was 7-years old.
Copeland said deputies later learned that Willoughby failed to notify the WCSO of a change of address after his home had caught fire earlier in 2015.
Willoughby was also in the news when his wife, 39-year-old Crystal Leeann Willoughby , was arrested on charges of indecent exposure after she allegedly exposed herself to him during visiting hours at the county jail.
In that case, authorities contend that Crystal Willoughby came to the jail to visit David Willoughby and was observed “acting strangely and looking around a lot.” Deputies say that, at one point, while using the jail’s audio/visual visiting system, she “bared her breast” to David Willoughby via video camera.
A podmate of David Willoughby reportedly told deputies, “it’s not right” of the incident.
Crystal Willoughby ‘s next court date will be Feb. 2 for purposes of preliminary hearing. She is currently free on $2,500 bond. David Willoughby remains in the Washington County Jail on $75,000 bond.
Well, it's pretty early in 2016, but so far this my degenerative couple of the year.