Tulsa jury recommends life in prison for man convicted of kidnapping, raping women

TULSA, Okla. — UPDATE 5/15/19: A Tulsa County jury recommended multiple life sentences without the possiblity for parole for Victor Hursh. The case was on 14 criminal chrages mostly related to sexual assault and kidnapping. Read the original report below.


Quick Facts:

  • Law enforcement arrested Victor Hursh in Tulsa on multiple accusations of rape and kidnapping.
  • Documents show a woman told police she escaped captivity this week.
  • The alleged victim gave a detailed account of violence the suspect is accused of inflicting on her for several weeks.

The northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force arrested a man accused of kidnapping, torturing and raping four different women in the last two years, according to officials.

Victor Hursh was arrested Thursday after an alleged victim reportedly escaped captivity earlier this week.

FOX23 obtained the affidavit Friday, which states the suspect and alleged victim met at a north Tulsa convenience store at the end of June. She was homeless and he offered her a place to stay at his home near North Columbia and East Woodrow Place.

The woman agreed and said Hursh asked her to smoke meth when they got to the house. She declined and said he became violent and hit her multiple times.

The affidavit reveals that over the next two months, the suspect allegedly kept the woman against her will by threatening to poison her and/or shoot her father and son if she tried to get away.

She reportedly told police that the suspect used a syringe to inject her with meth every two to three days and then used different sexual devices to rape her.

The woman told police the suspect forced her to stay naked in his bedroom during her period of captivity. She said on multiple occasions he hit her, burned her with cigarettes, threw lit fireworks at her and strangled her.

According to police, the woman also said the suspect made her run errands with him in a red van with two doors from which she couldn't escape.

The affidavit states that one Aug. 27, the woman managed to alert a gas station security guard that she needed help.

Police said that surveillance footage shows the suspect searching for the woman in the store and then leaving in the van when he couldn't find her.

Hursh was previously named a suspect in three other incidents of rape and kidnapping involving three separate victims around June 2015, June 2016 and January 2017.

Detectives said the MO in those cases are similar.

Hursh faces charges of three counts of rape, forcible sodomy, kidnapping possession of a firearm while committing felony, and felon possession of a firearm. He is being held on more than $400,000 bond.

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