An Oklahoma City attorney arrested earlier this month on complaints of engaging in lewd acts with an inmate is now charged with trying to prevent the inmate from testifying against him.
Frank Kirk, 70, was charged Monday in Oklahoma County District Court with one felony count of attempting to prevent a witness from testifying in connection with a March 21 incident at the Oklahoma County jail.
In addition, Kirk was charged Monday with five misdemeanor counts of offering to engage in an act of lewdness, stemming from his arrest on March 3.
Kirk was never the inmate’s attorney of record.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case, Kirk on March 21 contacted a female inmate at the jail to harass and intimidate her out of testifying against him.
“Upon receiving the message, the victim was fearful of testifying against Kirk,” the affidavit states.
Kirk was arrested March 3 after reportedly bringing a cell phone, a bottle of personal lubricant, baby wipes and a sex toy into the jail. The items were hidden in a compartment of his laptop bag, according to another probable cause affidavit.
Of the six visits Kirk made to the female inmate in jail, sexual acts occurred during four of them, according to the affidavit.
The inmate told investigators that Kirk had provided her with the contraband on several occasions so that he could watch her masturbate, the affidavit states.
The incidents occurred over a three-month period beginning in January, court records show.
Kirk remains free on $10,000 bail. He did not return calls for comment Monday.