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Man Arrested for Raping Disabled Woman
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-- Oklahoma City Police arrest a man accused of raping a disabled woman at the Rainbow Hills Apartments in Southeast Oklahoma City. Chase Stafford is being held at the Oklahoma County Jail on first degree rape complaints.
"It's particularly heinous when it's someone who is wheelchair bound," said MSgt. Gary Knight of the Oklahoma City Police Department, "someone who can't defend themselves."
Reports show the victim suffered from cerebral palsy. Officers say the woman's developmental disability made it difficult for her to explain what happened.
"The woman reported it the following day to the man who works as maintenance or security there," Knight explained, "he called for police."
When police arrived Saturday, they found Stafford and arrested him. Reports indicate although Stafford lived at a complex that housed several adults with developmental disabilities, he claimed to have no developmental deficiencies.
Neighbors who live by Rainbow Hills say they're disgusted by what happened to a disabled woman with no means to defend herself against her attacker.
"It's like they're preying on these people," said David Alton, who lives nearby.
Alton says he believes apartment managers at Rainbow Hills should do more to keep their residents safe. Rainbow Hills refused to comment on the rape case.
Posted: Monday, October 22 2012, 10:10 PM CDT
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Mock drill in SD riles Keystone pipeline opponents
May 24, 2013 12:17 GMT
HOT SPRING, S.D. (AP) -- An emergency drill in Hot Springs has outraged opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline and a proposed uranium mine in western South Dakota after it portrayed the groups as domestic terrorists.
The Hot Springs School District on Tuesday practiced a lockdown after pretending to receive a letter from a group promising destruction unless the projects were stopped.
The school district and county have been bombarded with emails and calls about the drill from people who felt it unfairly demonized opponents of Keystone XL and a proposed uranium mine near Edgemont.
Farmer Don Kelley tells the Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/12S5HBk) he and others want an apology.
Fall River County Emergency Manager Frank Maynard says the focus was on the drill itself, rather than the fabricated threat, and no insult was intended.
Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com
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