NOC Professor arrested, accused of sexually abusing students
Mike Seals - May 3, 2021 10:27 pm
by Brandon Martin
TONKAWA, Okla. (KOKH)–A theatre and arts professor at Northern Oklahoma College has been arrested and charged with kidnapping, rape, sexual battery, and more after two former students accused him of sexually abusing them and other students for years.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Tonkawa police were contacted by the president of the college, Dr. Cheryl Evans, to report the offenses to the students.
Two students said that Anthony Luetkenhaus, the Theatre and Arts professor, had created a game in which he sexually assaulted them and instructed them to recruit other students to be assaulted.
As a part of the game, Luetkenhaus was the “master” and he was allowed to “take” anyone of his “pets” at any given time. Take was described by one of the students as rape and pets were the students.
The first student described that she had added Luetkenhaus on Snapchat sometime in January 2018 and he added her back the same night. Later in the evening, she sent him a photo of a drink and he responded with four photos of an erect penis throughout the night, two of which had his face in the photo as well.
The same student reported that during a play or rehearsal in August or September 2018, Luetkenhaus forcefully picked her up by grabbing her by the butt. During the 2019 Spring semester, the student said Luetkenhaus asked her to help him carry a heavy bench into an area of his workshop after a rehearsal. Once in the workshop, Luetkenhaus ran his hands up and down her body and fondled her bare breasts, according to the affidavit.
Another student walked into the workshop and Luetkenhaus backed up.
The second student said that she became a student at the college in 2016 and Luetkenhaus showed special interest in her and gave her special attention from early on.
The student later said that she grew a close relationship with Luetkenhaus that centered around a bondage, dominance, sadomasochism environment.
The student said that in 2017 or 2018, Luetkenhaus told her to meet him at the “light tower” of the theatre for consensual sex after a play. When she showed up, Luetkenhaus tied her up, something she didn’t expect or consent to. She said that during sex, it became painful and she asked him to stop, but he didn’t. She said she did not report the incident because it was considered a betrayal against the master. She said she feared for her safety if she reported the incident.
The student explained that from 2016 to now, she was Luetkenhaus’s pet and she was to be a sex slave and recruit other pets for him. The student explained that during this time, she was told to recruit other girls to partake in three-way sexual encounters. The students being recruited were students both past and present of the college.
The student said that Luetkenhaus would document the encounters and would save photos and videos on his phone and computer. Eventually, Luetkenhaus bragged about his collection to the student and suggested there were photos and videos of students from Illinois and Missouri as well.
The student said that she was told to recruit a 12-year-old girl that was the daughter of one of the staff members at Northern Oklahoma College. She said that Luetkenhaus has been involved in the game or had photos of over 40 students at Northern Oklahoma College.
The student told police during the interview if Luetkenhaus found out she told them information, he would kill her.
Luetkenhaus was arrested based on the interviews and other provided information, according to the affidavit. The Tonkawa Police Department has requested help from the OSBI and the OBN Human Trafficking Division for the investigation.