Cushing man pleads guilty to sexual abuse

Paul Massey

A Cushing man was sentenced Thursday to serve at least 10 years in prison after he pled guilty to an amended charge of child sexual abuse that began when his victim was 4.

Paul Douglas Massey, 46, was arrested in August 2016 and originally charged with nine felony counts – forcible oral sodomy, first-degree rape, rape by instrumentation, two counts of second-degree rape and four counts of lewd molestation.

But a plea agreement led to Massey's guilty plea and a sentence that includes 30 years in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, 20 years of which will be suspended upon Massey's good behavior. Massey will also have to pay court costs, costs of incarceration and the district attorney's prosecution fees. Massey will have to register as a sex offender and be supervised by the DOC's probation and parole division for three years of post-confinement supervision. He was given credit for time served – Massey spent almost three months in Payne County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

An affidavit filed in the case shows the alleged victim, who was 19 when she revealed the sexual abuse to Cushing police, said Massey sexually assaulted her when she was as young as 4, and continued to as she grew up in Cushing. The alleged assaults and forced sexual acts occurred at several addresses in and outside Cushing city limits.

The officer alleged in the affidavit that after reviewing the victim's accounts to both her and a sexual assault nurse examiner; the victim's mother's interview regarding the alleged timeline; and information regarding various residences where the crimes were allegedly committed, these all lined up as consistent regarding the victim's allegations against Massey.

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