Tulsa Woman, Boyfriend In Jail Accused Of Sexually Abusing 10 Year Old

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 7:30 pm
By: News On 6

A Tulsa woman and her boyfriend are in jail, accused of sexually abusing a ten-year-old boy. Police said the boy told his father about the abuse, who called police.

The boy then gave a detailed interview to a forensic specialist.

A blood relative of a 10-year-old boy is accused of having sex with him, while her boyfriend watched.

Police arrested Melissa Anderson and Michael Burris after the little boy went to the justice center and gave a detailed interview about how the abuse started around his 10th birthday and happened several times at different locations.

The affidavit says he described the sex toys the couple used on each other and forced him to use on Anderson.

He told them Anderson showed him pornography and had sex with him while Burris was present.

Detective Danielle Bishop, TPD Child Crisis, said, "I'm tired. Tired of seeing what people do to their kids, what people do to their own kids, what strangers do to kids, it's very disheartening."

Detectives served a search warrant at apartments near 11th and South Main, where the couple was living, but the boy told detectives the abuse happened in several locations.

The affidavit says Anderson admitted showing pornography to the victim as a way to teach him about sex but she denied the rest.

Burris told police he witnessed Anderson performing sex acts with the boy.

"This victim is a total hero to speak out when he did and to tell his story, and that's to be commended,” Bishop said.

Burris is in jail on two counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 and his bond is around $1 million. The little boy's relative is in jail on five counts and her bond is $2.5 million.