Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tulsa Pastor arrested for raping a mentally challenged fifteen year old girl

A DNA match helps police arrest a West Tulsa pastor in connection to the rape of a teenager.

Tulsa Police Sex Crimes detectives arrested Allen Ray Jeffers, 63, for raping a 15-year-old girl who is mentally challenged.

They say a DNA profile from the teen’s assault matched Jeffers, who is a convicted felon in California.

Police say on September 6th, the girl walked away from her school in East Tulsa.

They claim Jeffers, who didn't know the girl, picked her up and took her to an area near 5th and N. Mingo and sexually assaulted the teen.

He then dropped her off at a North Tulsa McDonald’s where she flagged down someone for a ride home.

Police were called and she was taken to the hospital for a sexual assault exam.

DNA recovered from the exam linked to Jeffers' DNA.

Detectives say Jeffers has been in Tulsa since 2000 and preaches at Summit Park Full Gospel Church in West Tulsa.

They say in California he was convicted of Indecent Exposure and Lewd Molestation.

Police say DNA evidence helped greatly in this case. They encourage victims of sexual assaults to be examined immediately for any evidence to help catch the predator.

Detectives encourage anyone who knows Jeffers or has any information about potential victims to call police.

FOX23 has left a message with Summit Park Full Gospel Church.

Jail records show Jeffers was arrested at Summer Park Full Gospel Church Friday night and booked facing Rape by Instrumentation, Lewd Molestation and Kidnapping charges.

He is being held on $100,000 bond.

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