A 60-year-old Oklahoma man has been arrested for a series of disturbing rape and kidnappings where he forced his victims to take crystal meth in between beatings and sexual assaults.
Tulsa’s News On 6 first reported on Victor Willard Hursh when he was taken into custody August 31 on complaints of first-degree rape, two counts of second-degree rape, forcible sodomy, kidnapping and felony possession of a firearm. Now, two other women have come forward with similar claims against the disheveled sexagenarian, according to People magazine.
The initial case against Hursh came about after his most recent victim escaped from his van on August 27, on a trip to a local QuikTrip convenience store.
According to Tulsa World, the 22-year-old female told police Hursh had offered her a place to stay, as she was homeless. After going back to his home, he became angry when she refused to smoke methamphetamine with him. He then beat and held her hostage for the next two months.
According to a police affidavit, per People, Hursh forced the women to remain naked and injected her with methamphetamine every two to three days. He told her his nickname was “The Reaper,” and in between a variety of sexual assaults he would beat her, burn her with cigarettes and threaten to murder members of her family. Hursh allegedly told the victim she would “end up like some of the other girls” if she tried to escape, and showed her “bottles of bleach and ammonia that he stated he used to dispose of some of these women.”
Following his arrest last Thursday, Tulsa Police Sex Crimes Unit Detective Liz Eagan identified Hursh as the suspect in three other incidents, of which were reported to police between June 2015 and January 2017. In each case, the victims reported being held against their will while Hursh raped and sodomized them with various sexual devices and forced them to smoke or inject crystal meth.
Hursh is currently being held in Tulsa Jail on over $425,000 bail and is next due in court today for arraignment.
[Photo: Tulsa County Jail]
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