When kids play “Truth or Dare,” the challenges are typically innocent, and dare requires a child to overcome a fear or disgust to complete the challenge. Among teens, the game may take a more sexual turn as they begin to explore their curiosity about such matters. For adults? Well, let’s just suffice it to say that it’s probably not a good idea for adults to play truth or dare with minors–especially if the “game” is an excuse to get teens to engage in sexual activity.
A 20-year-old Moore man is accused of doing just that–playing truth or dare with two teen girls, aged 14 and 15, and daring them to commit sex acts with him and with each other.
Danny Hilton was charged in Cleveland County District Court earlier this month with three counts of second degree rape by instrumentation and two counts of forcible sodomy. Reports say that the charges are the result of an incident in February in which Hilton allegedly played truth or dare with the minors in his bedroom, encouraging sexual activity among the three players. Investigators say the February incident was not the only time in which Hilton played this sexual version of truth or dare with the girls.
The younger girl told her mother about the “game.” Hilton’s father told reporters that he questioned his son about the allegations, and that when the young man denied them, he kicked him out of the house. An affidavit claims that Hilton later admitted engaging in sexual activity with the younger girls.
The age of consent in Oklahoma is 16, which means that even if the girls were willing participants in the game, as alleged, participation in sexual activity with them by an adult over the age of 18 is illegal. Click here to learn more about Oklahoma statutory rape laws.
Second degree rape by instrumentation is a felony sex crime. The penalty for second degree rape is 1 to 15 years in prison as well as lifetime sex offender registration.
Just as sexual intercourse is prohibited between an adult over age 18 and a minor under 16, so is oral sex. Even if the minor participant is willing to engage in such activity, the crime is Forcible Sodomy, and it carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Like rape and statutory rape, forcible sodomy is a Level 3 sex offense that requires anyone convicted to register as an Oklahoma Sex Offender for life.
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