Tulsa, OK – Kenneth Edward Shepard, 35, got a little surprise on Thursday. Instead of getting to forcibly rape a six-year-old girl, he got arrested. The police had help from the child’s mother, who became disturbed when Shepard started voicing a sexual interest in her child and making plans for a little visit. I want to know how you go from “Hey, I’m Ken, how YOU doin’?” to “Can I molest your six year old daughter for about an hour?”
What police are saying is that Shepard and the little girl’s mother developed an online relationship. At some point, it progressed, and Shepard began to talk about the things he’d like to do to little girls; specifically, the woman’s daughter. This mother was a smart cookie, though. She called the police.
Officers set up surveillance and recorded chat logs, cell phone conversations, IMs and text messages. On a number of occasions, Shepard talked openly about wanting to rape the child. Police and the child’s mother let him talk, and Shepard made plans to be at the woman’s house at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. So did the cops, and Shepard was arrested.
I find it hard to believe that a first-time pedophile would be so bold as to engage a child’s own mother in conversation about raping her kid. I’m gonna bet that this guy’s done things like this before. His computer is probably going to be a gold mine for investigators, and frankly, I won’t be surprised to learn that there aresome less-fortunate victims in Ken Shepard’s past.
Kenneth Edward Shepard is charged with attempted first-degree rape. He is being held in the Tulsa County Jail on $50,000 bond.Attempted Rape, Molestation, Tulsa