Tulsa Man Arrested for Allegedly Raping Young Girl; Felony Charge Filed

The father of a 7-year-old boy hit and killed going to school in October is behind bars for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.

On Monday, a felony charge was filed against Tshaka Rivers, 31. The Tulsa resident is facing a sexual abuse of a minor charge for allegedly raping a young girl back on Nov. 24.

According to the police report obtained by, the girl told her aunt that Rivers sexually abused her.

TPD said the incident occurred just after 5 a.m. when Rivers came into her bedroom and forced sexual intercourse upon the young girl.

After, the victim went to her aunt who called police and told them the entire incident. She also said that Rivers told her, "We are going to keep this between us" in reference to the rape.

Back in October, Channel 8 was there when his son, Elijah, was hit by a car on Halloween on his way to the Tulsa Lighthouse Charter School.

That morning, he with his 12-year-old sister standing on the side of Harvard when he stepped out in front of the car and was hit.

Rivers is now at the Tulsa County Jail on $50,000 bond. He is due in court Dec. 18.