Joshua Townsley, 28, of Muskogee is charged in US District Court with Aggravated Sexual Abuse in Indian Country, and Megan Tillery, 27, of Muskogee is charged with Enabling Child Sexual Abuse, both felonies.
According to an FBI affidavit filed with the case, Townsley was caught on the morning of Aug. 5 by a roommate sleeping with his genitals exposed and the seven-year-old little girl sleeping with her head on his genitals.
The girl also told Tillery, according to the affidavit, that Townsley touched her vagina. Tillery took the girl to Saint Francis Hospital in Muskogee, where hospital staff performed a sexual assault test and contacted police. The physical exam, according to the FBI, showed abrasion on the girl’s hymen and redness within the labia minora. When Tillery left the hospital, she took the girl and another child to Women In Safe Home in Muskogee.
On Aug. 11, investigators state, Tillery and the children left the WISH house with Townsley. Tillery allegedly told police that the girl had changed her statement and she believe Tillery had not sexually abused the girl. The roommate and Facebook told police that the four were staying with Townsley’s mother. Police searched for him at eight different addresses with no success.
On Aug. 29, police issued an arrest warrant for Tillery as well. On Sept. 1, the pair were arrested at Townsley’s mother’s house, and the children were at the residence as well.
The seven-year-old underwent another sexual assault exam, the affidavit states, and the results were consistent with sexual abuse — examiners said the girl had suffered additional sexual abuse since the Aug. 6 exam.