Paden man accused of rape, sodomy, burglary after woman goes to police

By Joshua Allen
ONL Staff Reporter

A man faces three felony charges, recently filed in the Okfuskee District Court, after a woman went to police and reported she had been sexually assaulted at her residence in Paden, according to court documents.

Jermell Bacy, 31, of Paden, now faces charges of rape by instrumentation, oral sodomy and burglary.

The charges stem from a report by Ruth Ames, who first went to the Prague Police Department with the claim towards the end of last month before being taken to the Oklahoma City Police Department to speak with Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Agents Derek White and Kurt Titsworth.

During the interview, Ames told the agents she was asleep with her eight-year-old daughter at her residence in Paden when she was awoken “with a hand over her mouth,” an affidavit filed with the court said.

She said she saw a man leaning over her daughter. The man allegedly grabbed her by the hair and said, “Youʼre coming with me.”

According to the affidavit, Ames said the man then “put a knife to her neck and led her into the bathroom of the residence,” making her sit on the toilet, while still holding the knife to her throat.

While in the bathroom, Ames reported a number of different ways the man sexually assaulted her, making her perform various sexual acts she had no consented to, according to the OSBI agentʼs report.

Ames also said the man threatened to kill her and her children if she “tried a stunt.” Notwithstanding, she said she tried to fight the attacker off, to no avail.

Agent White reported from the interview that Ames said she was unable to make out the unkown manʼs face because “the bathroom light silhouetted him.”

She described him as a dark-skinned black male with some facial hair and a gap between his top front teeth. He was wearing Carhartt-type jacket, grey sweat pants and a beanie hat.

During the encounter, Ames said the man told her several times “not to tell anyone about this.”

Once the unknown man left, Ames said she gathered her children up and went to the Prague Police Department to report what had occurred.

A couple days later, White and Titsworth visited a residence in Paden to arrest a Jermell Bacy on an outstanding felony arrest warrants out of Comanche County for failure to appear on possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Bacy waived his rights upon arrest and agreed to speak with the agents.

During that interview, Bacy initially denied leaving his house in the early morning hours the incident took place, denying also any physical contact with Ruth Ames.

However, Bacy eventually recanted the statement, according to Whiteʼs report. He said he was in the backyard of his residence on the day of the reported sexual assault incident when he said Ames gave him hand signals, “telling him to wait until Bacyʼs (girlfriend) went to sleep then come to her residence at 4 a.m.”

Bacy told the agents he left his residence and walked to Amesʼ house at that time where she was waiting at the front door for him, “wearing a black spaghetti strap shirt.”

From there, Bacy said Ames led him into the bathroom where they each — and with consent — carried out various sexual activities. She asked him if he was going to leave his girlfriend, to which he said “no.”

Shortly thereafter, Bacy said he left the residence and returned home. He told the agents he was wearing his “work coat, a burgundy shirt and blue jeans with holes in the knees.”

The affidavit said, “After this interview, Bacy was arrested and transported to the Okfuskee County Jail for booking.”

Bacy has a bond reduction hearing set for March 28. His preliminary hearing date is set for May 2 in front of Associate District Judge Maxey Reilly.

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