Man arrested on 58 complaints of child sexual assault

Ponca City Now - April 30, 2015 9:19 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma City man accused of 58 complaints of sexual abuse of a child has been arrested.

Police arrested 65-year-old James Ross Tuesday while he was at work after an 18-year-old woman told them that she and two girls, ages 15 and 17, had been raped by the suspect multiple times over the past four years.

According to an arrest report, the woman told investigators the suspect had threatened to "cut her throat and throw her down a well" if she ever told anyone about the alleged abuse.

Police say the suspect attempted to cut his wrists and was treated by paramedics before being transported to the Oklahoma County jail.

His bail has been set at $580,000.

 

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