Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017|2:57 p.m.
OKLAHOMA CITY– A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has actually arraigned a 63-year-old guy accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and in other places while fathering her 9 children.
Henri Michelle Piette is implicated of kidnapping Rosalynn Michelle McGinnis in 1995 or 1996 and taking a trip with the intent to have sex with her, according to an indictment a grand jury in Muskogee, Oklahoma, handed up Wednesday.
The Associated Press typically does not recognize individuals who say they have been sexually abused, but McGinnis has discussed her case publicly. McGinnis’ phone number is not openly listed and she could not be grabbed remark.
Piette also faces state charges of first-degree rape of a victim under age 14, child abuse by injury and two counts of raunchy molestation, inning accordance with online Wagoner County court records.
FBI representative Adam Reynolds wrote in an affidavit in the federal case that Piette initially made love with McGinnis when she was 11 or 12 in the back room of a home in the eastern Oklahoma city of Wagoner, where she shared a bunk bed with another female.
McGinnis had to do with 11 when Piette “took her to a van and wed her” at an event in Wagoner where Piette “provided her a ring,” the affidavit states.
Piette changed McGinnis’ name in addition to his own “many times in an effort to remain hidden,” the affidavit says. They took a trip throughout the U.S. and Mexico however periodically returned to Oklahoma to mail letters so people would believe they were still in the state, the file says.
McGinnis conceived 2 children with Piette while she was below 18 and another 7 after she had actually turned 18, the affidavit says. Federal officials acquired DNA samples from Piette and 8 of the 9 kids for contrast. The ninth kid was not at the same area when the samples were collected, inning accordance with the affidavit.
Now 33, McGinnis says she handled to escape from Piette last year in Mexico, where they were living, and she went to the United States Embassy, where she protected passports for herself and the children so they could enter the U.S.
McGinnis provided declarations to federal authorities about her experience and reported that Piette was residing in Mexico at the time “and had strong connections with the Mexican Mafia.” He is currently in custody in Oklahoma.
Federal court records do not list an attorney for Piette. Piette’s lawyer on the state charges, Lauren Blake of Tulsa, Oklahoma, did not right away return a phone call seeking remark.
If founded guilty of kidnapping, he faces a sentence of up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine. Travel with intent to engage in sexual act with a juvenile is punishable by as much as 10 years in jail and a $250,000 fine.
The state first-degree rape charge is also punishable by up to life in jail. Kid abuse by injury can also bring a life prison sentence, and salacious molestation is punishable by up to 25 years in prison if the victim is under 12.