Target: Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater
Goal: Ensure maximum penalty for officer accused of sexually assaulting 13 women.
A police officer is accused of raping and sexually assaulting 13 women, one only 17 years old. One alleged victim, a daycare worker in her 50s, was driving home from a dominos game when she was pulled over for what the officer claimed was “erratic driving.” She was allegedly made to lift her shirt and drop her pants. The officer, claiming to be convinced she had something to hide, continued the abuse by shining a flashlight between her legs, then forcing her to sit in his car and face him, his gun in sight, further intimidating her. The victim says she begged him not to, but the officer proceeded to expose himself and demanded she perform oral sex on him. The victim was let go without charges and although she reported the abuse immediately, an investigation wasn’t conducted until months down the road.
Despite multiple reports of sexual assault, the officer wasn’t even looked into until this woman came forward. There’s no excuse for this behavior being overlooked. Often times officers who are found guilty of sexual misconduct don’t even lose their licenses. It’s time the consequences are appropriate enough that it deters officers from raping people.
The officer’s trial begins today — he faces 36 counts, including rape, sexual battery and forcible oral sodomy. His friends are wearing t-shirts that beg for his freedom. Demand that he’s given the most severe penalty possible.
Dear Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater,
An officer is accused of raping and sexually assaulting 13 women. This officer failed at his job: to serve and protect. Citizens are supposed to be able to trust and rely on police, but he used his power to abuse and destroy. It’s unacceptable that the reports of sexual abuse against him went overlooked until months down the road.
Sexual abuse by officers is too common. We urge you to step up for this community and protect others from becoming victims to those in power by helping ensure that this monster receives the maximum penalty and never works in a position of authority again.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office