NICOMA PARK, Okla. – Two brothers are behind bars here in the metro following an investigation into an alleged sex and drug trafficking operation.
A third suspect, the boys’ father, remains on the loose.
Police raided the family’s trailer home in Nicoma Park on Thursday.
Police were first alerted by someone who claimed the two suspects and their father had traded drugs in order to have sex with a 12-year-old girl.
“A woman was to receive drugs and the 12-year-old was sexually assaulted by one or more men in the trailer,” explains Oklahoma City police MSgt. Gary Knight.
When police showed up and raided the trailer home, they arrested the brothers Andrew and Matthew Krieger.
“I just can’t believe it,” said Marcy Thornton.
Thornton lives next door to the brothers’ home.
She believes the allegations of a 12-year-old being sold for sex is bogus.
“I’ve never seen girls or little girls go in and out of the house,” said Thornton.
“We’re trying to confirm the story,” said Knight.
Oklahoma City police admit they don’t know the identity of the alleged 12-year-old victim, so they can’t verify the validity of the indecent deal.
However, police did find drugs and drug paraphernalia, and according to neighbors child pornography, inside the home.
“We do know they had drugs in the trailer. Arrests were made on that, but the ID of the girl we still don’t know that,” said Knight.
“They were just nice guys. I’m just kind of in awe. I think we all are,” said Thornton.
The older brother Andrew is a registered sex offender after being convicted of lewd proposals with a child in Waterloo Iowa back in 2003.
Police have an active warrant for the arrest of their father Jeffrey Knapp.