Oklahoma governor candidate, 58, arrested in kidnapping and rape of marketing campaign applicant, police say
A candidate for governor of Oklahoma was arrested this week on suspicion of kidnapping and rape, based on authorities.
Paul Tay, 58, who’s operating as an impartial, is accused of attacking a girl who responded to a Craigslist advert Sunday for a job on his marketing campaign workforce, the Tulsa Police Division stated. He allegedly locked the girl in his automobile, hit her with a pipe, and sexually assaulted her at his dwelling.
On Sunday, Tay supplied to select the girl up in Bethany, Oklahoma, however as a substitute of driving to the meant vacation spot of Oklahoma Metropolis, he started driving to Tulsa, based on police.
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“The sufferer stated she tried to get out, however Tay wouldn’t let her out of the automobile,” the division wrote on Fb. “As a substitute, Tay hit the sufferer with a pipe and sexually assaulted her.”
Tay later ran out of fuel about 30 miles south of Tulsa in Beggs, Oklahoma, the sufferer informed police. He then allegedly locked the girl within the automobile whereas he panhandled for fuel cash.
“The sufferer stated she was afraid to attempt to get out of the automobile as a result of he had already assaulted her with a pipe,” police stated.
As soon as he collected sufficient cash for fuel, Tay drove the sufferer to his home in midtown Tulsa, the place he allegedly sexually assaulted the girl once more and raped her with a pipe.
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On Monday, the girl stated she satisfied Tay to take her to a Walmart retailer to purchase hygiene merchandise, authorities stated. Whereas on the retailer, the sufferer was capable of get away from Tay and requested a retailer worker for assist.
Officers arrived on the Walmart and arrested Tay within the car parking zone.
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Tay is charged with first-degree rape, kidnapping, and assault with a harmful weapon.
The candidate is thought for operating for political workplace and carrying sexually express indicators within the downtown space, Tulsa’s KOTV-DT reported. He was beforehand arrested for theft, disturbing the peace, obstructing officers, outraging public decency, and extra, based on the station.