A mother in Oklahoma held an HIV-positive youth sports coach at gunpoint after discovering him sexually abusing her young daughter inside her own home, according to Fox News Digital.
The authorities said the suspect, Donovan Scott Sheppard, 39, was involved in a bar fight on January 13 before being picked up by the mother. He was staying with the mother and daughter when the incident occurred. Sheppard had coached youth baseball in the area for several years.
The 12-year-old girl told investigators that “[h]e raped me” after her mother made the horrifying discovery.
The minor was asleep when her mother and Sheppard returned home on the night of the bar fight. After the mother went to sleep, Sheppard reportedly entered the girl’s room. The mother awoke at some point during the night and discovered Sheppard raping her daughter.
The authorities were soon contacted, and when they arrived they discovered the mother holding Sheppard at gunpoint, per reports.
Sheppard previously served as a youth baseball coach for a team called the Oklahoma Aftermath. During questioning, he admitted to the police that he was HIV-positive and that he had not worn a condom during the sexual assault, according to the Kansas City Star.
The minor said that this was not the first time Sheppard had raped her. She claimed he had raped her six times since she was 11 years old. One of the attacks happened on her 12th birthday, according to the authorities.
Sheppard was arrested and taken into custody following the incident. He is currently being held on $500,000 bond at the Cleveland County Jail. Fox News Digital reported that he was charged with “lewd or indecent proposals or acts to a child; engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses; exposing others to AIDS; rape, first degree; and rape by instrumentation.”
According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, approximately 1 in 5 girls are the victims of child sex abuse, whereas 1 in 20 boys are the victims of child sex abuse.
The report mentioned that during a one-year period in the U.S., 16% of those between the ages of 14 and 17 had been sexually abused. And throughout an entire lifetime, 28% of U.S. youth between 14 and 17 have been sexually abused.
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