Authorities arrest elderly man for multiple counts of molestation

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COWETA, Okla. – An elderly man was arrested after parents claimed he was sending harassing text messages to their daughter.

According to reports, OSBI agents and Coweta police officers interviewed Eugene Burchett, 71, and arrested him for two counts of lewd molestation.

He was booked into Wagoner County jail.

Authorities say Burchett is a Coweta school bus driver.

Officials also say he lived at a home where an unlicensed daycare center was operating.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation believes Burchett may have targeted even more children.

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