Man arrested, charged with giving alcohol to teens found unresponsive

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Updated: 6/29/2013 11:10 pm Published: 6/28/2013 2:57 pm

FOX23 has learned more about how two teen girls ended up in the front yard of a Wynona home unresponsive.

The grandfather and guardian of one of the victims says the two 13-year-olds consumed large amounts of alcohol before passing out.

He told FOX23's Dontaye Carter he found them just after 2 a.m. Friday.

"It scared me because one of the girls had already stopped breathing," he said.

FOX23 is not identifying the grandfather to protect the identity of the victims. He said he was terrified when he found the girls unconscious in front of a rental property. He says he called 911 before deciding to drive the teens to the hospital in Pawhuska.

"They had alcohol poisoning. Somebody had given them some vodka and they had never had any alcohol or anything before and they were pretty well poisoned by it," he said.

The grandfather learned that as the girls were rushed to St. John's Hospital in Midtown Tulsa to get the alcohol out of their system. Thursday morning the two teens were supposed to be at the home with an adult when an 18-year-old friend of one of their brothers came over. The grandfather says the weather was bad and there was a power outage when the two 13-year-olds decided to leave with that friend.

"I guess she trusted them because some of these boys had been friends with her older brother," he said.

We've learned 18-year-old Wesley Taylor was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Osage County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crime. They say they are unsure how he got the vodka.

"The boys took these two girls and got some vodka in them and just dumped them out," the grandfather said.

"Do you feel like they were trying to take advantage of them?" asked Carter.

"Yes, I do," he replied.

He's just grateful they weren't taken advantage of that night.

"They ran the test and everything," he added.

However, he wants to share this story with hopes someone will take note. He knows this could've been much worse.

"You have to pay attention," he said. "You have to be real careful with everyone."

The girls will have to come back for a follow-up. The grandfather told FOX23 he's taking away his granddaughter's liberties and keeping a closer eye on her now.

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