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HIV-Positive Youth Baseball Coach in Oklahoma Accused of Raping Young Girl Multiple Times: Court Documents

HIV-Positive Oklahoma Baseball Coach Accused of Raping Underage Girl
Source: Cleveland County Jail; Mega

Donovan Sheppard accused of raping underage girl on multiple occasions, including her birthday.

Jan. 28 2024, Published 12:12 p.m. ET

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A youth baseball coach in Oklahoma has been arrested after a young girl’s mother allegedly walked in on him sexually assaulting the underage victim, authorities said.

On the night of Jan. 13, Donovan Sheppard, 39, allegedly got into a fight with someone at a bar and the woman he lived with had to pick him up, according to court documents obtained by KFOR-TV.

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After the pair returned home, the woman allegedly found him sexually assaulting a girl who was asleep in a different room, officials said.

The woman called police, and when officers arrived, she was pointing a gun at Sheppard, the documents show.

Sheppard allegedly told the woman he was HIV-positive, authorities said.

While speaking with police, the alleged victim said Sheppard had raped her six times, including on her birthday.

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According to court documents, the girl also claimed to a forensic interviewer, “He raped me."

Sheppard was arrested and charged with two counts of lewd molestation, one count of rape by instrumentation, three counts of first-degree rape where the victim is under 14 years of age, one count of exposing other to AIDS, and one count of pattern of criminal offenses.

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He was booked into the Cleveland County Jail and was being held on a $500,000 bond.

KFOR-TV reported that Sheppard is a well-known youth baseball coach for a team called the Oklahoma Aftermath.

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