CHICKASHA - Former Cement Police Chief Stacy Burger voluntarily waived his rights to a preliminary hear- ing in the Grady County District Court on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
After consulting with lawyer Spencer Schroeder in the courtroom Wednesday afternoon, Stacy signed the waiver. According to court record, he will now stand trial on the criminal felony charge of soliciting child prostitution. A formal arraignment has been scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 19, at 1:30 p.m. Stacy, previously a CLEET Certified Police Officer in the Town of Cement and an authorized Reserve Police Officer employed by the Town of Sterling, had reportedly offered a 16-year-old girl "a lot of money" in exchange for oral sex in March of this year. Information provided in a filed affidavit for arrest warrant indicates that when the girl refused his request, Stacy then inquired about contacting one of the teen's juvenile friends.
During a police interview with Chickasha Police Department's Assistant Police Chief Goebel Music on June 18, Stacy is said to have admitted to propositioning the teen and attempting to contact a second juvenile female for oral sex. While the record indicates that Stacy was not wearing his uniform at the time of the solicitation, the victim did report that he had been wearing his gun. Upon investigation, Assistant Chief Music said he also learned of similar crimes in other jurisdictions where Stacy may have also been the perpetrator. Documents show that appropriate law enforcement agencies were notified about the alleged incidents. Court record shows that Stacy was arrested and booked into Grady County Jail on June 24. Court records indicate that he has not posted bond despite a court requested bond reduction with conditions that was granted on Sept. 5. The crime is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10yearsandafineofupto $5,0000.