Reil arrested on sexual abuse to a child


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Reported by: Sara Whaley
Updated: 12/04/2013 8:54 am Published: 12/04/2013 2:13 am


Reil, who has spent 20 of the last 22 years in prison, was released just over a year ago, but tonight he's back, behind bars, this time in the Tulsa county jail.

FOX23 was the only crew there when Mickey Reil was walked to jail.

One look at the Oklahoma department of corrections Web page shows he has a lengthy criminal past.

The convicted felon has only been back on the streets since September 2012, after serving a 19-year sentence for stealing a car.

"There's days when you get to put guys like this in jail," said a Tulsa police officer we spoke with.

Now, he's off the streets once again.

The sex crimes unit of the Tulsa Police Department put a warrant out for Reils arrest late last month.

They told FOX23 he sexually molested a child.

In July 2012 the victim disclosed to a relative that Mickey Reil had molested him.

While the victim only came forward a few months ago, we learned from court documents that this allegedly happened in December of last year.

It was just three months after Reil was released from prison.

Tuesday, FOX23's cameras were rolling as detectives took Reil to jail.

"Why are you here?" we asked.

"That's no concern of yours right now," Reil said

"Did you molest a child?" FOX23 asked

"No" Reil said.

However, a police investigation said otherwise.

Detectives told FOX23 they found enough evidence to go after Reil.

"Problems with this type of case, you'll find that the suspect may have terrorized or groomed the victim before the incident and it can create long lasting problems for the victim," Tulsa police detective said.

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Unwashed Mass - 12/4/2013 9:34 AM
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Not much chance of a fair trial now.
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