Update: 6/23 – The Marshal Service announced Monday they are offering a $2,500 reward for a tip that leads to the capture of Christopher Whitfield.
Whitfield is wanted by the Oklahoma City Police for allegedly raping and torturing his ex-girlfriend, causing her to miscarry.
If you have any information on Whitfield’s whereabouts, please call (405)456-9075.
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man is wanted for allegedly killing an unborn child.
Police say the man brutally raped and tortured his ex-girlfriend causing the victim to miscarry.
The victim claims she was raped, beaten and tortured for three days three days inside the suspect’s home.
The woman and her two young kids were allegedly held captive by 30-year-old Christopher Whitfield.
“She was beaten so bad she could not open her eyes. Her face was swollen. She suffered beatings over several days,” said Oklahoma City police MSgt. Gary Knight.
After the victim finally escaped the home and made it to a hospital, court records explain the victim was “beaten to the point she was almost unrecognizable by her family.”
“It’s important to note this didn’t go on for minutes. It went on for a matter of days,” said Knight. “It was a prolonged event. Unfortunately, the child did not survive.”
Police say the attack in the home eventually caused the victim to miscarry a 6-week-old unborn child.
“That becomes a murder,” said Knight. “Even though she survived the attack, the unborn child didn’t and that is now a murder.”
The police report and arrest warrant continued that Whitfield told one of the victim’s children if the boy tried to escape “he would kill him.”
“There were children present and were threatened that if they called police, they’d be hurt or killed, so this is a rather unsavory character,” said Knight.
Sadly, this is not the first time Whitfield has been accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend.
In 2011 prosecutors charged and later convicted the suspect of punching, strangling and burning the same victim with a cigarette lighter.
In January of this year, the suspect allegedly struck again punching and stabbing the victim.
A warrant has now been issued for the suspect’s arrest.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911.