Girl, 14, reports rape; Oklahoma City man is arrested

Jimmy Powers, 50, of Oklahoma City was arrested Wednesday on a rape complaint in connection with a June incident involving a 14-year-old girl.
BY HANNAH COVINGTON hcovington@opubco.com Modified: July 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm •  Published: July 11, 2013

A man was arrested after a 14-year-old girl reported she was raped in June, Oklahoma City police said Thursday.

Jimmy Powers, 50, was arrested Wednesday on a rape complaint and taken to the Oklahoma County jail. His bail was set at $50,000.

The teen's mother called police about 9 p.m. Wednesday and said her daughter told her earlier that day she thought she was pregnant.

Her mother took her to the hospital. At the hospital, the teen told her mother she had been raped in their Oklahoma City home by Powers.

The teen told police her mother and siblings were gone June 21 and she was napping on the couch. She said Powers woke her up from her nap and forced her to have sex with him, according to the report.

The victim said Powers told her after the attack that she might be pregnant. The girl told police she had never had sex before.

The victim told police Powers warned her not to tell anyone or he would kill them. He gave her gifts in the days following the attack, saying, “I just want you to be happy,” according to the report.

The victim's mother told officers Wednesday where Powers lives. Police went there, arrested Powers and took him to jail.


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