Tracking A Child Rapist
Thursday, October 11th 2007, 9:00 pm
By: News On 6
Broken Arrow Police say your eyes and ears just may be the key to unlocking a child rape case. They say a man kidnapped a 5-year-old girl from her yard September 20, raped her and then dumped her off in a neighborhood just eight miles from her home. The News On 6â€™s Latoya Silmon reports Broken Arrow Police are determined to crack this case and they are counting on you to help them.
â€œWe've gotten some good leads, we've actually gotten a lot of information,â€ said Broken Arrow Police Major Brandon Berryhill. â€œThe difficulty is sifting through the leads themselves.â€
As the weeks pass, the fear in the Broken Arrow community grows, but police say they are working very hard to make sure the case does not become a dead end.
â€œIf he's here or someplace else we're going to continue until we find him,â€ Major Berryhill said.
Until that day comes, Billy Graham says he will not rest.
â€œI still wake up at night looking at the little girl's face,â€ Broken Arrow resident Billy Graham said.
Graham was one of the first people to see the little girl after the rapist dumped her.
â€œIt's a real hard, hard thing to get by,â€ said Graham. â€œIt's like a death in the family. It just stays with you. You can't get away from it.â€
That is why like police, he is urging anyone with information to come forward.
â€œWhat we really need is people to be specific with those tips. A tag number, the time of day, the address about the particular information,â€ said Broken Arrow Police Major Brandon Berryhill.
Graham hopes a reward worth more than $27,000 and a guilty conscience will jog someone's memory and drive a child rapist out of hiding.
Police say the suspect is described as a white, fair-skinned male, with short thinning light colored hair, partially bald. The suspectâ€™s age range is approximately 30 to 40-years-old. Police say the rapist also had on a shirt with the word "cat" on it and drove a white Dodge Intrepid.
Anyone with information is asked to call Broken Police at 259-8400 or their crime line at 259-1111.
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