Oklahoma man accused in girl’s rape sentenced to 120 years

Ponca City Now - April 27, 2016 10:10 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma man accused of kidnapping and raping an 8-year-old girl has been sentenced to 120 years in prison.

Michael Slatton of Claremore was sentenced Tuesday. Slatton pleaded no contest to charges alleging that he kidnapped the girl from an apartment complex playground on May 4, 2014. Prosecutors say Slatton bound and gagged the child before raping her multiple times. The girl was later found in a nearby wooded area.

Slatton also pleaded guilty to charges accusing him of throwing fecal matter at sheriff’s deputies, assaulting detention officers and throwing a plastic pitcher of water at a prosecutor in court during a competency hearing. He received 40 years in prison for those charges, which is included in the 120-year prison term.

 

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