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Davis Man Arrested for Rape in the First Degree

The juvenile victim of an alleged rape called the Davis Police Department to report her abuser. Within days, Braden Lane Barker, 32, of Davis was charged with felony first degree rape charges.
Davis Police Department Detective Seth Kemper said the victim’s call came in the morning of Oct. 19. Detective Kemper believes that the rapport built with the victim helped her move forward with the medical exam and forensic interview he was able to schedule the same day. After those important steps were completed, Detective Kemper returned to Davis to retrieve the victim’s clothing and cell phone.
The following day, an arrest warrant for Barker was signed. Members of the Davis Police Department went to Barker’s home on Chickasaw Trail to execute the warrant. Detective Kemper said that Barker attempted to flee after he saw officers leaving. He was apprehended without incident and taken to the Davis Police Department for questioning. A search warrant for Barker’s DNA was executed and sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s (OSBI) crime lab.
On Oct. 21, search warrants for Barker’s home and vehicle were executed and evidence was collected on both. Barker saw a judge in the Murray County Courthouse on Oct. 21 and was issued a $500,000 and a no contact order with the victim. If he makes bond, he will be required to wear an ankle monitor. Barker’s preliminary court hearing is Nov. 22 at 8:30 a.m.
According to Detective Kemper, Barker is from Kansas and has lived in Murray County around 2 years. Detective Kemper said this investigation is still open and additional charges are expected to be filed.
Detective Kemper would like to thank the Davis Police Department, Murray County Sheriff’s Office, OSBI Crime Scene Unit and Murray County EMS.

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