Serial Rapist Victim Breaks Silence

Friday, February 13th 2015, 6:28 pm
By: News 9

The victim of a man accused of preying on multiple women across the state is speaking out.

Investigators believe he's physically assaulted at least 8 women in the last 30 years.

RJ Thompson Jr. is now behind bars, but that is still no solace for at least one of his many alleged victims, who said she is still dealing with the emotional and physical trauma Thompson caused her.

“He had beat me up, he drove me around on back-roads, and we came to a stop sign and he was grabbing me," said Thelma Harris.

Harris said it was last August when 56-year-old Thompson Jr. had abused her. She said Thompson was a charming and nice gentleman when they met at an Ada travel stop. He asked if her dog had any puppies, and they exchanged numbers and met up at least five times.

But the last time they spent together was Thelma's first time completely alone with Thompson. He picked her up in Ada and took her to Seminole County, where he was supposed to bale hay.

“He was going to be on a tractor and I was just going to accompany him, but we were sitting there, and he was getting ready to get out and start raking the hay, and that didn't happen, he just flipped, he didn't say anything he just started hitting,” Thelma said.

Thelma said he kept punching her in the face so hard she was bleeding.

“I thought I was going to die that day, that was the worst experience of my life," she said.

Thelma said after a struggle, she was able to unlock the door and run up the road to another man's car,

The man in the car was a volunteer firefighter in Seminole, who took her to a gas station, where she got help.

But tragically, two months later Thelma said Thompson found her, beat her with a dangerous weapon and tried to kidnap her.

It wasn't until she saw Thompson's mug shot on the news for allegedly kidnapping and raping another Ada woman last month, that Thelma realized, Thompson had hurt more than just her.

Investigators said at least eight women across Oklahoma have been abused by Thompson, four of them raped.

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"Was really shocking, I just hope they all come give their name and let people know that he's done it."

Thelma was more stunned to learn Thompson had such a violent past with arrests for abusing women, dating all the way back to 1985.

"If our justice system would do their job then maybe he would've stayed in there, and maybe this time and other incidents wouldn't have taken place," she said.

Thompson now sits in the Pontotoc County Justice Center without bond.

Seminole County Deputy David Hanson is a lead investigator for the case and says he is currently questioning another potential assault victim.