Tulsa man accused of kidnapping, raping 8-year-old girl allegedly attacks prosecutor with water pitcher

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TULSA, Okla. – A Tulsa man accused of kidnapping and raping an 8-year-old girl is facing additional charges after he allegedly attacked a prosecutor in court with a judge’s water pitcher.

According to the Tulsa World, Michael Slatton had just finished testifying at a trial to determine his competency when he picked up a plastic water pitcher from the judge’s stand and threw it at prosecutors.

The pitcher reportedly hit one assistant district attorney in the face so hard that it split her lip and broke one of her teeth.

Slatton will now face additional charges after the incident in the courtroom.

Slaton was arrested in May, 2014, the day after he allegedly grabbed an 8-year-old girl from a swing set at an apartment complex.

According to the Tulsa World, the little girl was found naked, gagged, and raped in nearby woods after Slatton’s arrest.

Her clothes were found in Slatton’s car.

Slatton was charged with first-degree rape, kidnapping, child abuse by injury, assault and battery on a police officer, and rape by instrumentation.

Since his arrest, more charges have been brought against Slatton after he allegedly threw feces at two sheriff’s deputies, and for punching two detention officers in the face.

A jury is expected to determine whether Slatton is competent to stand trial.


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