Convicted sex offender accused of raping family member


OKLAHOMA CITY — A convicted sex offender is accused of another shocking sexual crime. Oklahoma City police arrested the 43-year-old suspect this week for allegedly raping a close family member.

The 19-year-old victim detailed a number of graphic sexual encounters between himself and his older relative.

“The bottom line is he messed up,” said that victim.

After serving time for forcible oral sodomy against two young relatives back in 1996, Thorp landed on the state’s sex offender registry before being arrested once again this week for allegedly having sex with one of the same victims.

That victim claims David Thorp sexually abused him on multiple occasions.

“From talking with the victim we did know this had gone on in the past. This wasn’t a one time incident. This abuse had been going on for quite some time,” said Oklahoma City police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow.

Police arrested Thorp at another relatives home Tuesday night. According to police reports, the victim claimed Thorp told him, “Sex is better with someone in the family than with someone else.”

“I think he’s guilty as sin.  What he gets, he’ll deserve every bit of it,” said family member Katie McCarn.

“This is one of those cases people don’t need to rush to judgement,” said Thorp’s attorney David Slane.

Slane says Thorp told him any sexual contact had been consensual.

“My client indicated to me he’s innocent of the charges.  Nothing was forced in this case.  This will have to work its way through the courts because there was a lot of drug use going on,” said Slane.

The alleged victim says he’s upset with Thorp, but still loves him.

“I love that guy.  You know he made a mistake.  He made a mistake and you known eventually someday I’ll forgive him,” said the victim.

The victim suffers from a bipolar mental disorder and admits to using meth along with the suspect.


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