OKCPD Fears Felon May Have More Victims
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police are asking the public to come forward if they have had contact with a convicted felon who they recently arrested for a probation violation.
They say due to the violent nature of his past crimes, they believe he may have attacked other women who have been too afraid to come forward.
Right now, Kevin Cassil, 39, is being held at the Oklahoma County jail on a $1,000,000 bond for violating the terms of his suspended sentence. But his criminal record goes back more than a decade.
News 9 checked with the Department of Corrections (DOC) and Cassil was convicted in 2004 after pleading guilty to the kidnapping and assault of two women in Oklahoma County.
In Cassil's court pleading he hand wrote that he kidnapped a woman and assaulted her by wrapping a necktie around her neck in January 2002. He also admitted to kidnapping another woman in February 2002 and assaulting her by shocking her with a stun gun and then stealing her car. Court records show he spent 12 years in state prison and was released on probation in July 2016.
News 9 also learned Cassil also went to trial on a rape case in Cleveland County back in 2002, but a jury found him not guilty and charges were dismissed.
There were also two Victims Protective Orders (VPOs) filed against him in 2001; One of which was granted, but the other was dismissed. And Oklahoma City police feel there maybe even more victims out there who never filed a report.
"This is just simply something we want to do to make sure that anyone who's been attacked by this man, that we are aware of it and can address it," said MSgt. Gary Knight with the OKC police department.
News 9 was at the Oklahoma County Courthouse when a search warrant return was filed by police. In it, they say Cassil was living at the Country Club Apartments on S. Agnew with his current girlfriend, who is also a felon, which was a direct violation of his probation.
Cassil's girlfriend and family claim he had permission to do so, but a spokesperson with the DOC told News 9 they never gave him permission to live with her.
"His address is listed as his mother's and the violation was filed with the District Attorney when they found out he was living with the girlfriend, and that she was a felon, which he can't do," said Terry Watkins, the director of internal and external communications with the Oklahoma DOC.
Police say they just want any women who have had contact with Cassil to come forward, especially due to the violent nature of his past attacks. If you have had contact with Cassil and did not report it then, call Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300.