Authorities Issue Suspect Descriptions After Girl Sexually Assaulted In Wagoner County
WAGONER COUNTY, Oklahoma - Wagoner County Sheriff's deputies need your help finding three men suspected of picking up a girl as she walked along a highway and sexually assaulting her.
It happened over the weekend in the town of Okay, just south of Wagoner.
Sheriff Bob Colbert says it's the second time in less than a year that a girl between 12 and 15 years old living in this area has been picked up by a group of men and raped.
This time, the girl was walking down Highway 251A to a nearby discount store. Colbert says the victim told investigators a newer black Suburban SUV with shiny rims and dark-tinted windows pulled up and offered her a ride.
She was taken to the Hulbert area, raped, and then dropped off back in Okay, according to law enforcement.
People in the small community of Okay can't believe something like this would happen to a girl just walking to the store.
"It could have been my granddaughter," said Esther Huitt, Okay resident. "I'm raising a 10-year-old grandson, and I worry about him all the time even when he's standing there at the bus stop."
Sheriff Colbert agreed - you just don't expect it to happen in the small community, but it's the second time in less than a year his deputies have investigated a case where a girl was picked up and sexually assaulted.
"I've been here for over 30 years, and this has never happened before," Colbert said. "It's happened in August, and then it turned around and happened again last night.
"Both vehicles were newer vehicles, so something tells me the newer vehicle had something to do with it. Both of them happened in Okay in just a few months months, so I think there's no question the subjects were possibly similar."
Sheriff Colbert says the descriptions of the newer SUVs are similar in both the earlier attack, and this Sunday's assault.
The sheriff says the girl told investigators there was one white man and two black men in the SUV that picked her up last night.
- The white man is 5'7", has blond hair, blue eyes, a purple hat, and a dragon tattoo on his left shoulder.
- Another suspect is a 6' tall black man, with little to no hair.
- The third is 5'7", with a large afro.
Colbert is asking anyone with information to help find the men.
Call the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office at 918-485-3124 or their tip line at 918-485-7799 where you can remain anonymous.