In March a local family found themselves awakened by a man allegedly “peeping” on their 16-year old daughter.
That man, Shane Allen Hawley, 45, of Ardmore, pled not guilty to two felony counts, one each of lewd or indecent proposal to a child and attempted first degree burglary.
At the time of the initial investigation, Ardmore Police Capt. Keith Ingle said, “The juvenile woke up at 5 a.m. and thought she heard a voice in the hallway.” Ingle said the victim heard the voice again at her window a short time later and alerted her father. The victim alleged Hawley made lewd proposals.
According to the March police reports, the perpetrator ran when the father went outside with a flashlight. The victim’s father was able to describe the man for law enforcement, who later detained Hawley in the 2700 block of Harvey Road.
Hawley’s bond was set at $25,000 at the initial conference. The case was initially set for the August jury trial term, but Hawley’s counsel, local attorney Jason May, said he thought the case was best suited to be heard by a judge rather than a jury trial.
Hawley bonded out and was released on a $25,000 bond soon after his initial arrest, however, Carter County Special District Judge Carson Brooks ordered no contact with the victim and her parents and ordered Hawley not to be within 1,000 feet of the victim’s residence.
Carter County District Court records show Hawley was found guilty on both felony counts at the non-jury trial held Tuesday morning.  According to Oklahoma State Statute, Title 21, Section 1123, the punishment for the felony count of lewd or indecent proposals or acts to a child under 16 is up to ten years imprisonment. The first degree burglary charge could carry a sentence from seven to 20 years imprisonment in the state penitentiary per Title 21, Section 1436. Sentencing has been set for September 29.