Oakdale man accused of having sexual contact with boy gets plea deal

By By Johnathan Manning / American Press

An Oakdale man accused of having sexual contact with an 11-year-old boy pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Tuesday in 14th

Judicial District Court, his attorney said.

Melvin P. Fox, 44, was charged with aggravated rape, but pleaded guilty to simple battery by domestic violence and was sentenced

to six months in prison, with credit for time served, Alexander said.

Fox has been in prison for 10 months, Alexander said.

“We were anxious to go to trial, but we got him out a little sooner by doing this,” Alexander

said.

Alexander said Fox passed a polygraph test.