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Guthrie facility worker charged with raping institutionalized patients

Gerald Williams “Butch” Perry Jr.
Gerald Williams “Butch” Perry Jr.

GUTHRIE — A maintenance worker at a Logan County home for people with mental disabilities is accused of raping five female patients, court records show.

Gerald Williams “Butch” Perry Jr., 60, of Guthrie, has been charged with first-degree rape, three counts of forcible oral sodomy and rape by instrumentation.

All of the victims were institutionalized and adjudicated mentally deficient. One of the victims is noncommunicative, and the other four are functioning mentally at a middle-school level, according to a court affidavit.

Officials said Perry has worked at the Westview Living Center, 1900 W Harrison Ave., since February 2008.

The victims told officials the incidents occurred on various times and dates since his employment in 2008. Facility officials did not return a phone call Monday, seeking comment.

Reports of rape were brought to the staff's attention May 6 when a patient told a staff member that Perry had touched her inappropriately. The woman said Perry had sex with her the night before in her room.

She said Perry came into her room to paint her closet and installed a lock on her door.

The two had sex and the victim said Perry made her perform oral sex on him, according to the affidavit.

Officials suspended Perry and began an investigation May 6. They collected evidence from the woman's room, including her bed sheet and a sleeping bag.

Four other women came forward during the investigation and said Perry had touched them or received oral sex from them.

The victim with the highest functioning mental state said Perry touched her breasts and had her perform oral sex on him. She said this happened “a whole lot more,” according to an affidavit.

She told officials she was afraid Perry would get angry at her if she told him she did not want to do the things he wanted.

The woman said Perry came into her room May 5 after she received her medicine about 9 a.m. She said he put a lock on the door and locked it while he was in the room with her having sexual intercourse.

Afterward, she said Perry removed the lock and moved his supplies to the next room.

A staff member told officials that she recalls hearing Perry talk about going into the woman's room to put a lock on the door while he was painting to keep his supplies safe.

Another victim said Perry placed a chair under her door knob, told her to be quiet and then took her clothes off. She said sometimes Perry would give her $5 or $10 and told her not to tell anyone.

According to the affidavit, the woman said Perry would bring the noncommunicative victim into her room and make her watch the other woman give him oral sex.

Perry is being held in the Logan County jail with bail set at $250,000.

Tiffany Gibson

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