Owner of pancake shop accused of domestic violence, child abuse
An Oklahoma bakery owner is accused of battering and sexually abusing a child at his home, according to court documents.
Dennis DeJesus, 65, is charged with child abuse, sexual abuse and attempted first-degree murder, according the Norman police report obtained by The Associated Press.
The report said DeJesus and a woman, who is not identified, allegedly began fighting when she became upset that DeJesus told her he had a date to go out to dinner with her.
The woman told the woman she was going to leave him there and told DeJesus to leave, the report said.
The woman said she and DeJesus started to fight.
When she tried to leave and get a phone, DeJesus allegedly grabbed her by the hair and slammed her to the floor, then pulled out a knife and beat her, the complaint said.
DeJesus then allegedly grabbed the phone and told the man, “Don’t come to my house again,” the complaint stated.
The man was then taken to the house where he was allegedly beaten by DeJesus until he was unconscious, the lawsuit said.
The police report does not say what led up to the fight.
The Associated Press did not immediately have an answer from DeJesus’ attorney.