EDMOND, Okla. - An Edmond man is in jail, charged with raping and sexually abusing children in his care.
Edmond police say Russell Lewis Cline was first arrested for domestic abuse in August at the home where he was watching two children.
“(A woman) had come home - to where she lived with the suspect - from the store and (Cline) was intoxicated,” said Edmond Police spokeswoman Jenny Wagnon. “And he told her, when she got to the house, to speak with her daughter about where he had touched her.”
Police records say the nine-year-old girl told her mother Cline “…had touched her…” genital area.
“That lead to a conversation with our victim and the parent,” Wagnon said. “When the parent confronted our suspect, he admitted to what the child was saying. There was an argument between those two adults in front of those two children in the home which led to our suspect punching the victim’s mother in the face.”
Cline, 30, was arrested by Edmond police on August 23 for the domestic assault. He bonded out several days later.
While Cline was in jail, investigators spoke with the nine-year-old and her five-year-old sister.
“During our forensic interview, information we weren’t expecting came out,” Wagnon said. “And so, just horrific crimes against the children.”
News 4 is withholding certain information about the case to not identify the domestic abuse and sexual assault victims.
“In this case, according to the victims, it’s been going on for a while,” Wagnon said.
Cline was arrested and charged with one count of rape by instrumentation, seven counts of lewd acts with a child and two counts of forcible oral sodomy. He was also charged with one count of engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses in two or more counties.
According to police records, the children told investigators Cline said they “…were told not to tell anyone and that the incidents were a ‘secret.’”
Police say during the abuse investigation, Cline refused to cooperate. At one point, prior to his arrest, an affidavit says Cline hid in a barn and also failed to show up to work and drove to Tulsa.
He was arrested when he came back to town and is currently in the Oklahoma County Jail, being held on $300,000 bond.
CEDAR CITY – A Parowan man was arrested following a police interview when he confessed to raping and sodomizing two children.
Robert Randall Titensor is facing one count of object rape of a child and three counts of sodomy of a child – all first-degree felonies.
The two children, male and female, were 7 and 8 years old, Parowan Police Sgt. Mike Berg said.
The allegations against the 39-year-old suspect were initially lodged by an anonymous caller to the state Division of Child and Family Services. The agency passed the allegations to the Parowan Police Department for further investigation, Chief Ken Carpenter said. Authorities received the complaint last week.
“On cases like this with these types of serious offenses, you don’t want to take a lot of time but at the same time, you want to be thorough in your investigation,” Carpenter said. “You have to move as fast as you can, though, because you want to avoid the possibility of further victimization.”
Investigators brought the suspect in for questioning after interviewing the children last week. Titensor immediately confessed to the allegations against him, Berg said. He also provided details of the incidents that authorities said occurred multiple times over the course of the last three-to-four months.
If convicted, Titensor would spend no less than 25 years in the Utah State Prison for each charge but could be sentenced to life without parole if the alleged acts caused serious bodily injury.
Titensor was booked into the Iron County Correctional Facility. Given the Labor Day holiday, his bail will not be set until Tuesday when a 5th District judge can review the charges.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
Parowan man faces multiple first-degree felonies for object rape, sodomy of a child Tracie Sullivan September 4, 2017
WARREN, Ohio -
A Trumbull County Judge has set bond at $1,000,000 for a Girard man accused of raping a child.
Forty-five-year-old Donald Bonetti remains in the Trumbull County Jail, charged with six counts of rape, three counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of attempted rape.
According to police, Girard officers were contacted by Trumbull County Children Services workers after they had interviewed the victim in August.
Police say children services told officers that the victim said she had been being raped by Bonetti since she was seven years old.
At the time the report was made, the victim was reportedly 15 years old.
Bonetti appeared in a Trumbull County Courtroom Wednesday morning and pleaded not guilty to the charge.
He is scheduled to appear back in court next month.
Child rapist, 69, admits string of sex offences against young girls Rebecca Hudson 6th September 2017
A Harley Street sex therapist who raped a child at a leisure centre for the 'thrill' was branded a 'depraved predator' as he was sentenced to 17 years in prison today.
Nicholas Gully, 47, was arrested after raping a 14-year-old boy in a public toilets at a leisure centre just two days before he was due to emigrate to Thailand.
At his trial the boy told the court he had been to the gym and was waiting for a lift home from his mother.
While he was waiting Gully made eye contact with him and then approached him in the public toilets.
The teenager told police he tried to escape his advances by going into a cubicle but Gully followed him in.
The married father-of-two, who treats patients suffering from sex and love addiction, then raped the 14-year-old.
After a five day trial at Hove Crown Court a jury found him guilty of one count of rape and two counts of sexual assault.
Today he was sentenced to 17 years and told he must serve a minimum of 11 years before he would be eligible for release.
Judge Christine Henson said the psychotherapist had derived 'a depraved sexual thrill' from raping the child and was a 'predatory manipulator.'
She said: 'Your victim was particularly vulnerable because of his age. He has suffered severe psychological harm because of the serious sexual abuse by you.'
Gully, of Rottingdean, East Sussex, was sentenced to two and half years for the first assault, four years for the second and 11 years for the rape.
Married father-of-two Harley Street sex therapist, 47, who raped a boy, 14, as he cowered in a leisure centre toilet is jailed for 17 years Jaya Narain for MailOnline
A Liberty man faces up to 40 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a child over a six-year period.
Joseph Campbell Williams II, 45, was convicted in a Pickens County courtroom on two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, according to a news release from 13th Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins.
Wilkins stated that Assistant Solicitor Shannon Odom established that Williams repeatedly forced the young female to have sex with him several times between 2003 and 2009, and that the abuse didn't stop until the child was 13 years old. Wilkins said the victim ultimately reported the abuse years later.
Judge Perry Gravely sentenced Campbell to 30 years on the first count, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, First Degree, and 10 years on the second count, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Second Degree.
The sentences are to be served consecutively, which means Campbell won't start serving time for the second sentence until he has completed the first one, and he'll have to complete at least 85 percent of each sentence, according to Wilkins.
Liberty man could do 40 years for sex with a minor conviction Staff report, Independent Mail Sept. 6, 2017|