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Lawton arrested for first-degree rape of 13-year-old girl

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LAWTON Okla_ A Lawton man is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl and having improper sexual contact with four other juvenile girls.

20-year-old Michael Wayne Allen has been charged with first-degree rape. The Comanche County Sheriff's Department says Allen befriended the teen at a party last month. He offered to drive her home that night and ended up having sex with her in his car. They say Allen had an ongoing sexual relationship with the girl until he was caught two weeks ago. Allen's arrest last week led to the discovery of other alleged victims.

The girl's parents found out about the sexual relationship between Allen and their daughter, and they called the sheriff's department. Both the girl and Allen allegedly admitted their relationship to investigators.

Allen's roommate, Daniel Sparks says he was shocked when authorities came to arrest Allen last week. He admits Allen often hung around minors but says he couldn't believe his friend had sex with a thirteen year old

"What actually happened?" Sparks said. "Is the female or male or whoever it was like, lying about everything, or is it true? I never thought that would come from him. I never thought he would do that."

But Sheriff Kenny Stradley says that's exactly what happened.

"The first girl, it was consensual," Stradley said. "But you can't do that with a thirteen-year-old girl whether it's okay or not. It's against the law. The rest of them were friends and friends that were over other people's houses and stuff like that."

Stradley said Allen would befriend the young girls, gain their trust and then take advantage of them. He says these cases are difficult to crack because of the sensitive nature of the victims and the crime

"People won't come forward, because they're embarrassed. They don't want anybody to know, but it helps us take a guy of the street that could mess with someone else."

Stradley said so far, they've found five of Allen's alleged victims. Sparks said although hindsight is 20/20, he wishes he had seen the signs

"That's hard to take in," Sparks said. "Living with him for so long and stuff like that, I never saw anything. He never looked like that type of guy or anything like that. For it to just happen like that is kind of difficult."

Stradley said that his investigators will continue to search for other young girls who may have had improper sexual contact with Allen. He is urging anyone who may have been a victim or know more about this case to come forward.

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