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Child Rape Arrest
An Oklahoma City man is in jail after being accused of raping two children. One of the kids is 11-months-old.
Police arrested Nathan McKinner on Friday for two counts of "rape by instrumentation." Some of the allegations against him are so graphic, police could not even repeat some of the details in the incident report.
"It's a beautiful neighborhood and a wonderful place to live, and this is a screamingly bad slap in the face," said Jim Cotton.
Jim Cotton is very passionate about his Northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood. However, he was shocked to hear about what may have happened just a couple doors down from where he lives.
"This takes me completely by surprise and I'm completely appalled that this happened," said Cotton.
"I think for anybody, whether they have children or not, to read this report and hear the type of injuries that this child endured is something that obviously is horrible," said Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow. "Even for our investigators to have to deal with."
Oklahoma City Police say Nathan McKinney was living in a home with his girlfriend and her two children.
"He's always been very positive, good with his children and things like that," said Cotton.
According to a Probable Cause Affidavit, on Thursday, the children's mother noticed marks on her 11-month-old daughter.
"She had been changing the child's diaper that evening and notived some unusual bruising and injuries to her daughter and decided to go to the hospital," said Sgt. Wardlow.
The affidavit shows police also discovered the woman's five-year-old son was injured after he was seen walking slowly and said McKinney "had hurt him." Police say both children had to have surgery for their injuries.
"The only way I can describe these injuries are horrific," said Sgt. Wardlow.
"I'm appalled that this happened, but you know, I couldn't believe it happened in my neighborhood," said Cotton.
Now Jim Cotton hopes the allegations against his neighbor does not tarnish his community's reputation.
"This is not our neighborhood," said Cotton. "This is a single, isolated incident. It doesn't have anything to do with the rest of us."
McKinney is currently in the Oklahoma County Jail. His bond is set at $100,000. The Oklahoma County District Attorney had not filed official charges against McKinney.
FOX 25 NEWS
Posted: Monday, August 13 2012, 09:31 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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