- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A 34-year-old Oklahoma woman has been arrested for wounding a man whom she claims she found in her teenage daughter’s bedroom.

KFOR-TV reported on Monday that Valerie Fowler of Paoli was arrested for assault and battery with a deadly weapon in the wounding of a 31-year-old man. 

Ms. Fowler “called [911] around 7:20 a.m. to report that she shot a male inside her house,” Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes said. The injured man, found on the porch of another residence, was airlifted to a hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the Oklahoma City NBC affiliate reported.

“It did appear to the chief and I that he suffered a gunshot wound to an extremity,” Mr. Rhodes said.

In an story update on Tuesday, KFOR reported that according to an arrest affidavit, the teenage girl “told police that the victim comes over at least three times a week after her mother leaves for work.”

According to the affidavit, Ms. Fowler caught the couple in bed kissing on Monday morning, and fired her weapon at the man twice, once when he was trying to get out of the girl’s bed and another time when he was walking down the hallway to leave the residence.

The man’s name has apparently not been released to the public. It is also unclear whether the individual will himself be in legal jeopardy for statutory rape.

According to OklahomaLegalGroup.com, in Oklahoma “no person can be convicted of rape or rape by instrumentation with anyone over the age of 14, with that person’s consent, unless the defendant was older than 18 at the time the sexual act occurred.” 

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