TUTTLE, Okla. – An Oklahoma man who is facing 10 charges that include kidnapping, and raping teenage girls pleaded not guilty.
Gregory Zavala, 23, is accused of holding three women at a home in Tuttle against their will. Each of those cases happened separately over a period of several years.
Zavala entered his plea for two cases. One of which involves the alleged kidnapping, assault, and rape of three teenage girls at his family home. The other involves a fourth victim who was the subject of illicit pictures found on Zavala’s phone, according to the Chickasha Express-Star.
The girls were reportedly minors at the time the alleged crimes occurred.
Zavala allegedly threatened to kill three of the victims and their families if they ever left his house, according to an affidavit from the Grady County District Attorney’s office.
One of the women told authorities she was kept at Zavala’s home for a year. Another says she was held captive for 8 months.
One of the women says she became pregnant during her captivity. She was able to escape before she gave birth.
The alleged victims told authorities that their fear of Zavala is why is took them so long to report the abuse to authorities.
Zavala’s trial is scheduled to begin October 26. However, his defense attorney has asked the prosecution about moving the trial to a later date, according to the Chickasha Express-Star.