OKLAHOMA CITY – A sleepover turns into a nightmare for three young girls. They told authorities they were molested in the middle of the night by a relative’s friend.
"It was back in May when police were first made aware of three young girls who were all sexually assaulted at one time,” MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said.
Police say two of the victims were spending the night at their cousin’s house and her dad’s friend, 29-year-old Willie Leon Fields, was sleeping on the couch that night.
"The suspect walked into the room and actually tried to get in bed with all three,” Knight said.
According to court documents, one victim told authorities, “He touched her private parts and kissed all over her neck.”
Another victim told officers he, “pulled his pants down and was trying to pull her pants down but she hit him on the hand.”
"Investigators looked at this case. These types of cases take a very long time to work because children have to be forensically interviewed and there's a lot of hurdles you have to clear,” Knight said.
According to court documents, the friend who let Fields stay over that night confronted him the next day and he denied it, later claiming, “If I did it, then I don’t remember it.”
The friend also told police he thinks Fields was “buzzing” that night and said he’s known to, “drink until he blacks out.”
"These types of cases are difficult for everybody involved. Including the detectives because many of them have children of their own. They see these types of cases and they go home to their own kids. It can be a heart-wrenching case,” Knight said.
Charges have now been filed and a warrant has been requested for Fields’ arrest.
According to court records, Fields has previous convictions for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and causing an accident without a driver’s license.