School Teacher Arrested on Rape Accusations

Raymond Crawford at Oklahoma County Jail

Raymond Crawford at Oklahoma County Jail

Raymond Crawford, Mid-Del Public Schools teacher since August of 2014, has been accused by a 10-year old student at at Epperly Heights Elementary of rape. The girl informed police that on May 21st, the day prior to school letting out for the summer, she was walking to the bathroom when she was followed inside by 44-year-old Crawford, who she says was a fifth grade teacher at the school. The girl said she went to use the handicap stall but Crawford forced his way inside. It was stated that Crawford pulled her pants down and fondled her genitals with his hand. She said he then pulled his pants down and she turned her head away.

During the alleged assault the victim told police she screamed and tried to kick Crawford several times, but it made no difference. After the girl said Crawford pulled out a silver box knife and threatened to kill her if she told anyone what he had done. Crawford was arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on a 50,000 bond in August after a report was filed. Then on Sept. 3 he was released on the condition that he wear a monitor and not work as a teacher. Mid-Del Public School spokesperson Stacey Boyer said Crawford resigned from the school on May 26. –see more at: Raymond Crawford at Oklahoma County Jail

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