Most Wanted: Man sought in child sex abuse
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Monday, November 19, 2012
11/19/12 at 4:55 AM
Tulsa police are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a man accused of child sexual abuse.
Prosecutors allege Maurieko "Rico" Lavell Thompson, 29, sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl, with whom he was acquainted, between March and April, Tulsa County District Court documents show.
He was charged with child sexual abuse on Aug. 29 and a warrant was issued for his arrest the next day.
During an interview with Tulsa police in June, the victim told investigators Thompson got into bed with her and touched her under her clothes. She said she fled from the room but Thompson followed her. He reportedly apologized and told her not to tell her mother.
The victim told a detective the assault made her feel "disgusted" and like she "couldn't live with herself," according to an affidavit.
The detective interviewed Thompson days later and he "admitted to getting in bed with (the victim) after being out at the club drinking and using ecstasy," the affidavit states.
Thompson said at one point that he put his arm around the victim and touched her thigh. He later denied intentionally touching her and said he was asleep.
Thompson is described as black, 6 feet 3 inches tall and 145 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about Thompson or his location is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677) or submit a tip online at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers
Original Print Headline: Most Wanted
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