Police Investigating Whether Recent Rape Related to Others in East Tulsa
Sex crimes detectives are looking into the possibility that a rape last weekend in east Tulsa is possibly connected to two other recent incidents in the area.
Tulsa Police were called out Sunday to the area of 26th Street North and 145th West Avenue after a woman reported she had been raped. This was around 10:30 p.m.
TPD's Jillian Roberson told KTUL that the woman told officers she had been walking in the area that afternoon when she heard someone walking behind her. Moments later she heard an individual scream "Hey" and that's when she reportedly turned around and saw the suspect with a gun.
Officers were told by the victim that he forced her into a wooded area and that's where he reportedly raped her. She stated that he kept her with him for several hours before she was able to get away and locate a nearby resident.
Roberson said that the resident took the victim into her home and provided security until officers arrived.
Detectives are now attempting to determine whether the suspect in this recent incident is also the suspect in two recent rape attempts this month. One took place at an east Tulsa church parking lot and another inside of a different east Tulsa church.
An exact description of the suspect has not been release at this time. But victims in each incident described him as being a tall, slender white male.A neighbor near the location of the third assault told Channel 8 he believes he might have seen the man in the area before.
Detectives with the TPD have not officially linked all three crimes. But they will continue to canvass the area for more information and witnesses.
Anyone with information should contact CrimeStoppers at 918 596 COPS.