20-year-old Jacoby William Merrill has been arrested in Northwestern Oklahoma for raping a 12-year-old girl.
The 12-year-old girl (name unknown) who reported the incident to the police claimed Merrill raped her in her friend’s home in Alva in June, 2017.
According to her story, she said that her friend had left the home for a little bit when Merrill stopped by.
She said immediately Merrill entered the house, he started kissing her and touching her. She also said that Merrill went on to take her clothes off and continued touching her indecently.
The girl spoke to interviewers and said she “started screaming no, but he didn’t listen,” and continued to sexually assault her, the affidavit states.
She said Merrill stopped immediately he heard a car pull into the driveway, according to affidavit.
The rape incident was reported by the girl to a counselor on February 9, 2018.
She claimed she was scared to come forward and explain what happened.
Merrill also apparently had a sexual relationship with the girl’s friend, who was 13 at the time, the Enid News and Eagle reports.
When Merrill was visited by officers at his home to be questioned about the allegations, he purportedly said “I know what this is about” and refused to speak with police until he got an attorney.
Merrill was arrested and booked into the Woods County Jail for first-degree rape and lewd molestation of a 12-year-old girl.