Oklahoma City truck driver jailed on rape complaint, accused of sexual acts with teenager

Thomas Edwin Matthews, 48, is being held on $20,000 bail in the Oklahoma County jail after he allegedly maintained a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl for about a year, police said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm •  Published: May 19, 2014
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An Oklahoma City truck driver is accused of maintaining a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl for more than a year.

Late Friday, Thomas Edwin Matthews, 48, was jailed on complaints of rape and soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology. The arrest came four days after police were notified about a sexual relationship between Matthews and a 14-year-old girl.

About 10:30 p.m. May 12, the victim’s family members showed police Facebook messages shared between the girl and Matthews that included graphic sexual language and an inappropriate photo of Matthews. The girl said she engaged in various sex acts with Matthews over the past year, police said.

Matthews was booked into Oklahoma County jail and Monday was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail. He was employed as a truck driver for an Oklahoma City carrier, police said.

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