Tulsa Police responded to a reported rape around 5 a.m. on Sunday, July 8.
According to police, the victim was at a business near 63 North Yale when the suspect, Joshua Prior, approached and started a conversation. An arrest report states he started to make sexual verbal advances towards her, and she told Prior she was pregnant and had a boyfriend.
The victim says Prior eventually pulled a knife and raped her. A sexual assault exam showed she had injuries consistent with being forced down on the ground and sexually assaulted.
Witnesses directed police to a house near 4900 East Haskell. Detectives with the Special Victims Unit were able to locate the suspect’s home after obtaining a warrant. Evidence was recovered at the home.
Prior was booked on 1st-degree rape/kidnapping on $75,000 bond. He also had three outstanding municipal warrants.