OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City attorney is arrested after police say he allegedly had sex with several teenage girls.
Investigators say the suspect and under aged girls were engaging in sexual acts while a video camera was recording their every move.
Police were first alerted to the alleged crime by the boyfriend of the one the 17-year-old victims.
When officers arrived at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, they say they caught 61-year-old Joseph Heselton red-handed.
Capt. Dexter Nelson, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said, “Mr. Hesleton had a 17-year-old female in the room with him and he was videotaping different sex acts performed on him with toys in the room.”
In addition to the 17-year-old found naked inside the hotel, police found another alleged teenage victim outside.
Nelson said, “There was another 17-year-old in the parking lot, who admitted having sex with Hestleton the same night.”
The hotel sits just across the parking lot from Heselton’s office, where he works as an attorney.
One of the victims told investigators some of the filmed sex acts took place at the hotel, but others took place at the suspect’s Edmond home.
Patsy Acers said, “I can’t believe he’s involved in something like that.”
Acers has lived next door to Heselton for years and had seen teenage girls at the suspect’s house, but never suspected any crimes could be taking place.
“I have seen some girls go in but I thought they were daughters,” said Acers. “I’m just shocked.”
According to court records, Heselton knew the victims were underage.
One of the girls told police the alleged suspect, “asked them how old they were and they both told him 17.”
Police arrested Heselton for possession of child pornography.
It’s possible he could eventually face even more charges, including lewd acts with a minor as well as manufacturing child porn.
That’ll be up to the district attorney to decide.