Six Life Sentences For BA Man For Kidnapping and Sexual Assault Of Young Girl


Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 11:23 am
By: News On 6


NewsOn6.com

TULSA, OK -- A judge sentenced a Broken Arrow man who raped a 5-year-old Broken Arrow girl in 2007 to life in prison. 

Douglas Polk, Jr, 32, pleaded guilty after being charged with sexual assault, rape, lewd molestation and kidnapping in late April. 

Broken Arrow Police say Polk abducted the girl from her front yard, sexually assaulted her, then dumped the girl - naked and bleeding - on a county road. 

Polk was also charged with the sexual assault of another child.

During Wednesday's hearing, Polk was ordered to serve six life sentences; four for sexual assault, one for rape and one for lewd molestation.  He was also ordered to serve 40 years on the kidnapping charge. 

The judge ordered the sentences to be served consecutively.

During his sentencing hearing Wednesday, the girl who is now 8, testified in court. 

Read the BA Angel's court statement. 

On the other charges, the judge ordered Polk to serve one year in the county jail with all those sentences to be served concurrently.

A break in the case occurred in April, when Broken Arrow Police investigated an incident involving Polk and the rape of a family member. 

"We worked heart and soul for many, many months and breathed and lived this case for a very long time." said Major Carole Newell, Broken Arrow Police.

After talking to Polk, they connected him to the BA angel case. 

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