Judge Brock keeps Gary Young's bond set after Walmart allegation

by Jordan Green

The Kay County District Attorney’s Office has withdrawn a motion to revoke the bond of a former public school superintendent charged with six felonies related to his alleged sexual abuse of children under the age of 16 and at least one employee his former school district.

District Judge Jennifer Brock did not revoke the bond of former Peckham Public Schools Superintendent Gary Martin Young during a Thursday bond revocation hearing.

Young was charged Dec. 18. His bond was set at $50,000, and he was placed under house arrest.

In a motion to revoke his bond filed Jan. 14, court officials said Young broke the terms of his bond on Dec. 22 and again on Jan. 6 by going to Walmart in Blackwell, where he lives. However, Kay County Assistant District Attorney Tom Lane said the footage showed that Young was not the one at the store.

“We have been able to establish that by video evidence … Young was not the one there,” Lane said. Officials said Young’s brother David was the one in the store.

Three individuals were subpoenaed for the hearing, but none were called to speak.

Young is charged with three counts of lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16, two counts of causing, procuring, or permitting injury to a child under 16, and one count of blackmail.

Young is accused of “knowingly and intentionally looking at and touching” the body parts of a child over a 10-year period between January 1985 and September 1995. The acts allegedly took place at his home, and the victim was under the age of 12 when “many” of the acts were committed, officials allege. Three other victims are listed in court records.

Young must remain under house arrest unless he is attending medical appointments, religious services, or meetings with his attorney in Oklahoma City. He is restricted from entering the town of Peckham. He must take an in-home alcohol monitoring test each day, and he must check-in daily with Alternative Sentencing Solutions, the company tasked with tracking his ankle monitor.

By court order, Young may not have any contact with any of the four victims listed in court documents. He also can't have contact with any witnesses except for his wife, who lives in the home with him. He's also barred from having contact with employees of the Peckham school system.

All contact is protected at the “protective order” level, according to court records.

The investigation is ongoing. Young’s next court date is April 3.