The president of a metro pyrotechnics business surrendered peacefully to Oklahoma County deputies on Tuesday at his Edmond home. Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office officials said Levi Clark, 37, is accused of raping a 13-year-old boy.
Oklahoma County investigators opened the case after someone came forward to report an alleged sexual relationship between Clark and the teenager. The young victim told investigators the details of the illegal relationship.
“One of the things we were able to determine in this case was the victim was communicating with Mr. Clark through an app called Grndr,” said Mark Myers, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the arrest warrant, the two met up several times in what the victim described as Clark's "big jacked up black Dodge truck."
“Many of the contacts happened just down the street from where the 13-year-old at the time lived,” said Myers.
Clark allegedly gave the victim gifts of fast food, clothing and offered him a job. The teen told him he "was only 13-years-old and unable to work."
Clark was the president of a metro fireworks business, but has since been taken off the website. No one was at the downtown Oklahoma City office for comment.
On top of the sex crimes investigation, Clark had an active warrant for an embezzlement charge from a previous employer.
“He’s currently being held at the Oklahoma County Detention Center on rape in the first degree,” said Myers. “And also engaging in sexual communication with a minor.”
Investigators said there may be more victims because Clark has had contact with other young individuals, possibly even taking them on a camping trip.
Oklahoma County officials are asking if the public knows of any other victims to call 405-869-2501 and ask for investigations.