CHICKASHA - Former Cement Police Chief Stacy Burger pleaded guilty in the Grady County District Court on Feb. 6, to a 2019 criminal felony charge for soliciting child prostitution. Court records show that Judge Kory Kirkland ordered Stacy to serve the first three years of a maximum 10-year sentence with the Department of Corrections. The remaining term of the sentence has been suspended.
SOLICITATED A MINOR CHILD
Stating the factual basis for his plea, the former law enforcement officer wrote in a court document that on March 26, 2019, he had solicited a minor child under the age of 18 "to commit acts of lewdness" with him in Grady County. Information provided in a filed 2019 affidavit for arrest warrant states that, Stacy, a CLEET Certified Police Officer in the Town of Cement and an authorized Reserve Police Officer employed by the Town of Sterling, drove his vehicle to Chickasha where he parked in an alley behind a residence. A girl, who was 16-years- old at the time, said she had known Stacy since 2014 and referred to him as a "father figure" and a "role model." When she saw him arrive at the residence, she went out into the alley. According to record, it was then that Stacy offered the teen "a lot of money" in exchange for oral sex. When she refused, the affidavit said Stacy inquired about contacting one of the teen's juvenile friends. Further information states that after the girl refused to comply with Stacy's solicitation efforts, he again attempted to contact her through Face- book messenger and text messages.
Confessing during a police interview to having propositioned the girl, Grady County District Court records show that on June 24, 2019, Stacy Don Burger, now 41, of Cement, was charged with soliciting child prostitution and booked into the Grady County Jail. Although a requested bond reduction had been granted on Sept. 5, 2019, lowering Stacy's bond from $100,000 to $50,000, Grady County Jail records indicate that Stacy has remained in the custody of the DOC since his arrest last year. Documents state that he will receive credit for time served.
As part of the plea agreement to soliciting a minor, record indicates that Stacy will be subject to mandatory compliance with the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration Act. According to the rules and conditions of probation for sex offenders, once released from DOC, Stacy cannot "initiate, establish or maintain any contact with anyone under the age of 18 years, or attempt to do so," unless agreed upon by his probation officer and a therapist. He will also not be allowed to contact the victim in the case unless authorized to do so. Records show that Stacy's probation will be supervised for two years after his release.