(Stillwater) — A Drumright man who admitted that he sexually abused a 14-year-old girl in Yale when he was a juvenile has been given a 10-year prison term followed by 10 years’ probation for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in her home in eastern Payne County.
Robert William Rich, 21, remains in the Payne County Jail pending his transportation to the state Department of Corrections, a sheriff’s spokesman said Friday.
Rich pleaded guilty to a three-count charge involving the 13-year-old girl before Payne County District Judge Donald Worthington earlier this month, court records show.
For forcible sodomy, Rich was given a 10-year prison term followed by 10 years’ probation. For first-degree rape and rape by instrumentation, Rich was given two 10-year prison terms followed by five years’ probation, court records show. All of his sentences run concurrently.
The abuse of the 13-year-old girl, which was believed to have occurred between August and October of last year, was discovered by the girl’s mother, who contacted the Drumright Police Department in November and sought Rich’s arrest, court records show.
Rich has been in custody since November, court records show.
Six years ago when Rich was 15 and living in Cushing, he was charged as a youthful offender with forcible sodomy of a 14-year-old girl in Yale, court records show.
He pleaded guilty and his case was remanded to juvenile court before then Payne County Associate District Judge Robert Murphy Jr., court records show.
Rich was placed in the L.E. Rader Center in Sand Springs in 2003 and released by the court in 2005 to live with relatives, according to an Office of Juvenile Affairs report that was filed in court documents in 2006.