Serial rape suspect: Victor Hursh, 60, has been arrested in Oklahoma for allegedly keeping a 22-year-old woman agaisnt her will and repeatedly drugging and raping her over the course of two months
Police in Oklahoma have arrested a suspected serial rapist accused of repeatedly drugging and sexually assaulting a woman while he kept her in captivity for at least two months.
Victor Hursh, a 60-year-old drummer and singer from Tulsa, was apprehended on Thursday by the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force along with the Tulsa Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit.
So far, he has been charged with one count of first-degree rape; two counts of second-degree rape, forcible sodomy, kidnapping and possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony.
According to police, however, there is ‘significant evidence’ that there could be more victims out there.
A probable cause affidavit filed in the case alleges that on June 15, Hursh met a homeless 22-year-old woman at a store in Tulsa and offered her to stay in his home on North Columbus Avenue.
House of horrors: Hursh had allegedly brought the victim to his home on North Columbus Avenue in Tulsa in mid-June after offering her a place to stay
Police are pictured on the scene in Tulsa after arresting Hursh on August 28
When they arrived at the man’s residence, however, the victim said Hursh, who went by the nickname ‘The Reaper,’ grew angry at her because she refused to smoke methamphetamine with him and began punching her, reported the station KJRH.
For the next two months, according to the court documents, the middle-aged man kept the woman naked in his bedroom, shot her up with meth every couple of days and repeatedly raped her with the help of various sex toys.
The victim later claimed Hursh would also regularly point a gun in her face and threaten to kill her father and son, and poison her.
Hursh also allegedly tortured the 22-year-old by burning her with cigarettes, threw lit fireworks at her and strangled her, according to Fox23.
The affidavit states that Hursh told the woman that if she tried to run away from him, she would ‘end up like some of the other girls,’ and he then showed her bottles of bleach and ammonia, suggesting that he had used those cleaning products to dispose of bodies.
Music man: Hursh has been a drummer and singer in a local band for more than six years
The woman’s harrowing ordeal finally came to an end on August 27, when Hursh took her with him to a convenience store.
While he was shopping, the 22-year-old scrambled over the driver’s seat in Hursh’s red van and went over to another customer in the parking lot, asking for help, but that person refused to act.
Tulsa World reported that the woman hid in the store’s bathroom until Hursh left. She then came out and approached a security officer, who called police at her request.
Telling moniker: Hursh’s alleged victim said the man, known as ‘The Reaper.’ tortured and strangled her during her captivity
Hursh was arrested outside his home four days later. Police also reportedly seized a gun that was in his possession.
A LinkedIn page associated with a Victor ‘Big Vic’ Hursh,’ from Tulsa, indicates that he had studied performing arts in Texas in the early 70s and has been a working musician since 1972.
Another page linked to Victor Hursh says he has been playing the drums and singing with a band called Curt’s List.
According to police, Hursh has been identified as a suspect in three additional rape and kidnapping cases, which took place in June 2015, June 2016 and January 2017.
Investigators say in each instance, Hursh acted in a similar way: he took the women home with him, forced them to use meth, then raped and sodomized them with various sexual devices.
Following his arrest, Hursh was was booked into the Tulsa Jail on $425,000 bond. His arraignment is scheduled for September 7.