Oklahoma man gets probation in brutal rape case

The Associated Press and The Oklahoman - January 30, 2018 11:18 am

SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma man has been sentenced to 15 years of probation after pleading guilty to brutally raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old Texas girl at a church camp.

The Oklahoman reports that 36-year-old Benjamin Lawrence Petty was given the suspended sentence Jan. 19 after entering a negotiated guilty plea to first-degree rape, forcible sodomy and rape by instrumentation.

According to the criminal charge, the girl was attacked in 2016 while attending the Falls Creek church camp. It says Petty tied a rope around the girl’s wrists, raped her and threatened her with physical harm if she told anyone. He was a cook for the camp.

Murray County Assistant District Attorney David Pyle says a major factor in his decision not to insist on prison time was due to Petty being legally blind.


Latest Stories

Minnesota Murder Suspect Arrested in Oklahoma Being Held in Kay County Jail

KAY COUNTY, Okla. — A murder suspect accused of killing a person at a Minnesota restaurant...

Bixby Beats Jenks, Advances to 6A-1 State Championship

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Revenge just three weeks in the making. After suffering their first loss in...

Owasso Defeats Union in Overtime, 50-47

The Owasso Rams are heading to state after their win against Union Friday, 50-47. The game lasted about four hours...