Tulsa Police investigate a bizarre case of rape and abduction


Thursday, December 16th 2004, 9:48 am
By: News On 6


A 43-year-old Tulsa man was abducted from a strip mall parking lot in the middle of the day, earlier this month, then sexually and physically assaulted. News on 6 reporter Ashli Sims says police need your help to track down the suspects.

Tulsa Police say a 43-year-old man was riding his bike near the 4900 block of South Peoria on Saturday December 4th. He told police that he was hit by an old white van, he wasn't hurt, but his bike was damaged. The victim says a man and a woman got out of the van and offered to get his bike repaired at a shop down the street.

Police say when the victim climbed into the van, this accident turned into a nightmare. The victim told police the man and the woman pulled a gun on him, took him to an unknown location and repeatedly sexually assaulted him over a 30-hour period.

One of the suspects is a heavy-set white man about 40 to 50 years old[pictured left]. He's 6-foot-4 with light brown hair that's receding in front and green eyes. The other suspect is a heavy-set woman who's also in her 40's, she has reddish blonde hair and she's missing several teeth on her upper left side[pictured right].

Sgt. Gary Stansill, Tulsa Sex Crimes Unit: "I'm hoping someone saw this interaction between the victim and the suspect. If any one recalls seeing a vehicle in this area that time of day in particular that parking lot they should call police so we can get some information."

If you have any information on this case, please call Crimestoppers at 596-COPS