Oklahoma City man's attackers tattooed ‘RAPEST' on his forehead

Man tattooed a bar code to cover up the word. Four people are being held in jail. More arrests are possible, police say.
BY NOLAN CLAY nclay@opubco.com Modified: May 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm •  Published: May 3, 2011

A mentally impaired Oklahoma City man was held down and shocked in the genitals with a stun gun April 17 while his attackers forcibly tattooed the word “RAPEST” on his forehead, police reported.

The attackers also forcibly tattooed “I like little boys” on the man's chest, police reported.

“It hurt,” Stetson Johnson, 18, recalled Tuesday. “I was, like, ‘Why is this going on? … Why is this happening to me?' They was, like, ‘Just shut up.'

“They just put it on there,” Johnson said. “They was, like, ‘This is what you're going to get and you're going to walk around with this … ' I tried to push my way off of them and they kept on holding me down harder.”

Johnson was taken to Eagle Lake in Del City after being tattooed, police said. There, his hands were taped together. He then was beaten in the arms and head with a baseball bat until he was unconscious, Del City police detective David Abel said.

Johnson stumbled bleeding to a nearby trailer park for help after waking up from the assault, police reported. “I walked … probably about a mile. I crawled and walked. I was, like, ‘I don't think I'll be able to survive,'” Johnson said.

He spent days in a hospital in intensive care.

In jail are four suspects, Richard Lynn Dellert, 31, of Irving, Texas; Zachary Chase Provence, 21, of Midwest City; Kimberly Sue Vergara, 25, of Midwest City; and Lorena Amanda Hodges, 33, of Oklahoma City. A judge has denied bail.

“There's a potential for several more arrests,” said a Del City police spokesman, Capt. Jody Suit.

Johnson and his mother were moving Tuesday from their southwest Oklahoma City home for safety reasons. “I don't want no harm to my family or me or anybody else. … They know where I stay at,” he said.

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