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Oklahoma prosecutors charge four in ‘RAPEST' tattoo case

Prosecutors say Oklahoma City man was confined while he had “RAPEST” forcibly tattooed on his forehead.
BY NOLAN CLAY nclay@opubco.com Modified: May 6, 2011 at 1:58 am •  Published: May 5, 2011

Prosecutors on Thursday charged four people with kidnapping, maiming and assault in the case where an Oklahoma City man had “RAPEST” forcibly tattooed on his forehead.

The most severe count — assault and battery by means likely to cause death — is punishable by up to life in prison.

Charged are Richard “Buddha” Lynn Dellert, 31, of Irving, Texas; Zachary “Texas” Chase Provence, 21, of Midwest City; Kimberly Sue “Luckie” Kirchler, 25, of Midwest City; and Lorena Amanda Hodges, 33, of Oklahoma City.

All four have been in jail since April 26.

Kirchler also is known by the last name Vergara, according to the criminal charge.

Prosecutors allege the four confined Stetson Johnson, 18, at a southeast Oklahoma City house April 17 and there tattooed “RAPEST” on his head and “I like little boys” on his chest. Prosecutors allege they then took him to a Del City lake and repeatedly struck him there with a baseball bat.

He later crawled and walked to a trailer park. Johnson told police he had been “left for dead,” according to a court affidavit.

“The tattoos were fresh and still had blood coming from them,” a police detective reported.

Johnson spent days in intensive care at a hospital after the beating. He said Thursday afternoon he had just completed a CT scan of his head at the hospital. “It's still got swelling,” he said.

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