Elk City man charged with First Degree Rape
A 46-year-old Elk City man was arrested on December 26, 2018, after being accused of raping a woman believed to be cognitively impaired.
According to the probable cause affidavit filed through district court on January 4, Elk City Police were called on December 26 to speak with a woman who said that she had been sexually assaulted 10 days earlier on December 16, 2018, at a home on the 500 block of Ginnie Place in Elk City.
During the initial interview, the responding officer determined that the reporting victim was low functioning. The sister of the reporting victim also confirmed this belief, telling officer that her sister functioned at the level of an early teen.
After evidence was gathered, the case was turned over to an ECPD detective. A forensic type interview was conducted with the alleged victim. The detective also believed that the reporting victim was at a low cognitive level and would thus be legally unable to consent to intercourse.
She told the detective that Teddy Ray Jenkins, who she calls “RJ,” had raped her.
She also told the detective that Jenkins had grabbed her by the throat, removed her clothing and forced her onto the bed by implanting his knee into her lower left abdomen.
While the reporting victim told the detective this had left a bruise, she also stated that the bruise had healed.
At this point, she described the rape in detail.
The woman stated that she told Jenkins no multiples times, but that Jenkins continued his assault. She described the bedding and other items that the detective believed could be evidence.
The detective wrote that the reporting victim became emotional several times during the interview.
The woman also reported that she believed it would be okay to let Jenkins into the house because she was friends with his grandmother, who lived next door and had always said Jenkins was a “good guy.”
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