UPDATE: Woodward man accused of sexually abusing and holding a teen hostage sentenced on reduced charges

June 7, 2024 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK — On April 8, 2024, Randy Glen Richardson, 57, Woodward, entered no contest pleas to charges of harboring an endangered runaway child, reduced from kidnapping, and contributing to the delinquency of minors, amended from child neglect. Charges of rape by force or fear, rape by instrumentation and sexual battery were dismissed. Richardson was sentenced to six months in the county jail and fines. (Read full story below or click here)

Court date set for defendant accused of holding teen against her will and sexually assaulting her

NEWKIRK — A Woodward resident is scheduled to appear in Kay County District Court on felony charges of kidnapping, rape by force or fear, rape by instrumentation, sexual battery and child neglect.

was booked in the county jail on Aug. 24 following an investigation by the Woodward County officials and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

OSBI Special Agent Darren Oceguera reports in the affidavit that on July 27, 2020, Woodward County Assistant District Attorney Susan Meinders requested assistance from the OSBI with a sexual assault case.

The alleged victim reportedly told officials that on Dec. 31, 2013, she went to Richardson’s residence in the 300 block of south Birch with her mother. 

The female, who was a juvenile at the time, reportedly told police that both her and her mother consumed alcohol and smoked marijuana at the residence during a New Year’s party.

She told officials that later night she was in a recliner and that Richardson sat in the recliner next to her and sexually assaulted her. 

On Jan. 28, 2014 she was placed in the custody of Oklahoma Juvenile Authority and sent to a group home in El Reno. On Feb. 19, 2014, the group home caregiver reported that the 17-year-old was missing.

Richardson and the teen’s mother reportedly texted her and told her to come outside and get in Richardson’s vehicle. She did and Richardson reportedly drove her back to Ponca City.

The female told officials that once she was back in Ponca City, her hair was cut short and dyed. The windows to Richardson’s home were reportedly covered with blankets and tin foil. The teen was not allowed to be outside or near the windows.

Richardson reportedly made a hole in the floor and hid the teen inside it on two occasions when police came to the home.

The juvenile reportedly was home with Richardson during the day while her mother went to work. She alleges that Richardson restrained and sexually assaulted her at least 20 times between Feb. 19, 2014 and July 10, 2014.

The alleged victim told police that on one occasion, Richardson tied her arms to the bed and her legs to a Snap-On toolbox and sexually assaulted her.

She reportedly told police that during one of the assaults she became tired and Richardson shoved methamphetamine in her mouth to keep her awake.

Officials interviewed the girl’s mother on Oct. 11. She reportedly disclosed that she and Richardson took the teen from the group home and confirmed that he made an escape hatch in the floor and that he had a toolbox in the bedroom.

On Nov. 14, 2022, OSBI attempted to interview Richardson but he refused.

A warrant for Richardson’s arrest was issued on Aug. 1 with bond endorsed at $250,000. He was booked in the county jail on Aug. 24.  On Oct. 4 a motion to reduce bond to $100,000 was approved by Judge David Wilkie.

The alleged victim’s mother, Vonda Jean Raymond, 50, Woodward, was arrested on two felony counts of child neglect and bond set at $50,000. She is free on an own recognizance bond and scheduled for a plea docket on Dec. 11.