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A man was arrested Thursday on warrants for reportedly picking up a 15-year-old Oklahoma teen in 2014 and drugging her before sexually assaulting her.

Benjamin Thomas Skelton, now-25, is accused of delivery of a controlled substance – methamphetamine – to a child and sexual assault of a child under the age of 17.

Skelton remained in the Wichita County Jail Friday afternoon on the two second degree felonies. His total bail was set at $20,000.

According to the arrest warrant affidavits:

On Oct. 14, 2014, Wichita Falls police were dispatched to make contact with a 15-year-old girl who was crying and asking for help to get back to Oklahoma. The girl disclosed to the responding officer that she had communicated with a man via Facebook during the night about meeting up.

She said the man drove to Oklahoma and brought her back to Wichita Falls, where more than one man had sex with her and she was given drugs.

The officer transported her to Patsy’s House Child Advocacy Center, where she underwent a forensic interview. She also allowed access to her social media account where the men were able to be identified better.

During the forensic interview, the girl disclosed that a suspect named “Ben” and two other men traveled to a location where she lived in Oklahoma, picked her up and drove her back to Wichita Falls.

She said once at the house where the then 22-year-old Skelton lived, she was given marijuana and then a substance she was told to smoke that was later identified as “meth” by the men.

After Skelton gave her the meth, she said he removed her clothing and had sex with her in his bedroom. The girl was able to give information consistent with being penetrated sexually.

The girl also described the house and gave features about the inside of Skelton’s room.

A records check found Skelton and a photo was taken of the outside of his home. The girl told officers that was the home she was taken to and had later run from.

That same night, the girl underwent a sexual assault nurse’s examination. The collected evidence was sent to the Texas Department of Public Safety laboratory. The reports later indicated she had marijuana and methamphetamine in her system.

On Oct. 15, 2014, a search warrant was executed on Skelton’s then-residence in the 2900 block of McGaha Avenue. Drug paraphernalia was found that is consistent with items used to smoke marijuana and methamphetamine, along with other paraphernalia associated with containing drugs.

 

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