A 40-year-old Bartlesville man has been arrested for molestation-related crimes alleged to have occurred in 2017.


Erich DeWayne Colliver faces charges of rape of a child, lewd molestation, and child neglect.


According to the case’s probable cause affidavit, on Aug. 3, 2017, Bartlesville Police were summoned to a residence in the 400 block of Lahoma Avenue, in reference to a molestation. Police said the victim, a 16-year-old female reported that she had been sexually abused by Colliver “since she was 14 years old” and that it “continued up until she was 16 years old with the last incident taking place on approximately June 11, 2017.” She said that in the last case that Colliver “allegedly forced himself on (her).”


Police said the girl showed them a 29-minute video that was reportedly made using her phone of her and Colliver discussing what he reportedly did to her. The video contains her confronting Colliver about her “having to have sex with him.” He reportedly responds to the girl that he believes the situation is “getting better.”


He further allegedly “makes an “oath” to (the alleged victim) about it never happening again.” He also reportedly “makes reference to this all starting when she was 14 and she is now 16.”


Bond was set in the case at $75,000.