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UPDATE: Duncan man sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole

DUNCAN, OK (KSWO)- Matthew Clayton Arrington was sentenced to a term of life in prison without the possibility of parole in the Stephens County District Court for one count of Rape in the First Degree. Arrington was convicted of raping a woman in her home in Duncan, in front of her child, then stealing her car. He had previously entered a guilty plea in January of 2017.

On December 11, 2015, Duncan Police Department responded to a sexual assault. The victim told police she was at her residence when an unknown male came to her door and asked to use her cell phone and also asked her for a ride. After the call, Arrington forced his way into the victim’s residence, took the victim’s two-year-old child and threatened to harm the child. Arrington then sexually assaulted the victim in front of the child. After the sexual assault, the male asked the victim for a ride again and the victim agreed. Once outside the residence, the victim stalled until a car passed by and she was able to run and stop a passerby.

Arrington left the residence in the victim’s vehicle. Detectives with the Duncan Police Department learned that another vehicle had been reported stolen in Carnegie. This led investigators to Kansas, where Matthew Clayton Arrington was arrested.

District Attorney Jason Hicks said “the Duncan Police Department worked diligently and effectively to get this perpetrator behind bars. Their subsequent investigation paved the way for the District Attorney’s Office to prosecute the case that resulted in a guilty plea and a sentence that will prohibit Arrington from ever harming another innocent victim again. Our hope is that the sentence of life without the possibility of parole sentence brings some sense of closure to the victim.  We are grateful to the officers who worked on this case as well as the members of my office who pulled together to bring justice for those impacted by this man’s actions.”

Based on the State’s recommendation and Arrington’s lengthy criminal history and the violent nature, the court sentenced Arrington to life without parole which, in Oklahoma, requires an offender to spend the remainder of their life in prison, without being eligible for release.

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