Man sentenced in 1997 rape case

Ponca City Now - June 30, 2015 7:47 am

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a rape on Christmas Day 1997 in Guthrie.

The Oklahoman ( ) reports David Jerome Stephens II was sentenced to seven years in prison followed by seven years of probation Monday for the rape of an 85-year-old woman.

According to a court affidavit, the woman had opened the front door of her home to pick up the newspaper. After she went back inside to make breakfast, she noticed a man who had entered her residence.

The document said the man held up a pipe and ordered the woman to give her any cash she had. After she gave him the money, the affidavit says the suspect tied a scarf around her eyes and sexually assaulted her.

The victim died in 2008. Investigators linked Stephens to the crime last year.


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