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Monday, October 22, 2018, 6:06 AM

Chad Renner

Wagoner County officials charged former volunteer firefighter Chad Renner with child molestation after a boy told Kids Space workers he’d been molested.

A court affidavit states the district attorney’s office received a call from Kids Space in Muskogee on Sept. 6 about a mother who had brought her three children into their office saying she believes her children had been sexually assaulted.

When the DA’s office met with the mother, she said her 10-year-old son had told her about sexual acts that “Unlce Chad” had done to him. The child said they’d been going on for a long time.

The mother said Renner’s wife was her best friend, so when Renner lost his job five months prior, she let the couple move into her house.

During an interview with the child, he told workers the sexual acts happened in the bathroom or bedroom multiple times.

The investigator interviewed the woman’s other two children, six and eight years old, and believed they had not been molested. On Sept. 7, evidence was collected at the home to be tested.

Renner was called into the police department four days later to be interviewed. He denied all the allegations. He is currently in custody at the Muskogee County Jail.