Man Arrested For Suspected Rape Of Teenage Girl


Wednesday, July 22nd 2020, 6:16 pm
By: Reagan Ledbetter


TULSA, Okla. -

Tulsa Police arrest a man they said raped a 15-year-old girl and took pornographic pictures of her. Police said Nathaniel Due claimed he was a therapist to lure the girl into a sexual relationship.

An affidavit said the victim told detectives that Due groomed her and initially forced her into a sexual relationship which she said turned violent.

Investigators said the victim came to them with sexual photos and screen shots of messages from Due.

She told police Due started sexually grooming her and molesting her in 2016, when she was 15.

"A lot of times these young girls don't realize what is happening until they are already too deep into the violence,” said Lt. Jillian Phippen with the Tulsa Police Special Victims Unit.

An affidavit said Due was in his late 20's at the time. It said Due would take the victim skateboarding in secluded area and then became sexual, eventually raping her.

The victim told police she told him no, but Due said they were therapy sessions. The victim told police Due had sex with her more than a dozen times while she was 15, then the relationship turned violent.

"He was very into striking women, putting bruises on them, hitting them with different items. A lot of that was videotaped,” said Phippen.

Documents said Due would force the victim to do chores or he would slap or choke her. They also said Due took pictures while they were having sex and sent them to her through Snapchat.

"Sometimes it does turn into a relationship that they may want, or think that they want,” said Lt. Phippen. “But this one started becoming so violent she would initiate sexual contact with him so it would just be over. Because she didn't want to endure that."

Due told investigators he and the girl were best friends and said the victim initiated the sexual relationship. Due told them he was just trying to help her but ended up falling in love.

"They know how to talk to them, they know who to go after, they know the vulnerable victims,” said Lt. Phippen.

Due's attorney tells News On 6 he hasn’t seen enough of the evidence to comment on the case, but said his client is looking forward to his day in court.

The Tulsa Police Department said if you are a victim, please email them at sduff@cityoftulsa.org .