The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

July 16, 2013

Waukomis man arraigned on felony charge of rape

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

— A 49-year-old Waukomis man was arraigned Monday on a felony charge of second-degree rape.

Daniel Clay Goerdt appeared before Special District Judge Norman Grey for his initial appearance on the charge accusing him of having sex with a 15-year-old girl last year.

Goerdt was free on $50,000 bond when he appeared before Grey. Goerdt, as a condition of his bond, was ordered to have no contact with the teen and was told to return to court Aug. 21 for a bond appearance.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Waukomis Police Department took a report Aug. 12, 2012, of a sexual battery upon a 15-year-old girl, who was pregnant and said Goerdt was the father.

The girl told police Goerdt had given her a cellphone and disclosed two sexual encounters with Goerdt in detail with investigators, according to the affidavit.

Waukomis police were scheduled to meet with Goerdt for a meeting Sept. 13, 2012, but Goerdt called to reschedule the meeting for the following day, then failed to show up.

On July 9, 2013, Waukomis Police Chief Robert Asch and Enid Police Department Detective Tim Doyle spoke with Goerdt at his home.

Doyle told Goerdt he had a warrant for his DNA, and Goerdt was cooperative and allowed the sample to be taken without incident, according to the affidavit.

Doyle told Goerdt he was being accused of rape by a 14-year-old girl, and Goerdt said she told him she was 17, according to the affidavit. Goerdt said the girl initiated the sex while at his home, and they had sex about a dozen times between June and August 2012.

Goerdt told investigators he never used any kind of protection and figures her baby most likely is his, according to the affidavit.

If convicted of the charge, Goerdt faces one to 15 years in prison.