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July 30, 2012

Judge gives Edmond man 139-year sentence

Case involved rape of a 28-year-old woman

EDMOND — Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott sentenced a 22-year-old Edmond man to 139 years in prison for the 2011 rape of a 28-year-old woman.

Monday morning, Elliott sentenced Jeremy Scrivener to 139 years in prison. Among those who heard the verdict was the victim, who now knows the offender will not walk the streets again, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said. Scrivener, who maintains his innocence, is appealing.

Prater said thanks to the good work of Edmond Police Detective Mark Oak and the victim’s courageous cooperation throughout the process justice was served. Suzanne Lavenue was the assistant district attorney in the case.

“We are very pleased that the judge agreed with us that this a violent offender who should never be on the streets again,” Prater said.

Public defender Robin McPhail, Scrivener’s attorney, said in light of other punishment she has seen she was not “blown away” by the sentence, which was identical to the jury’s recommendation. The judge did not agree to a defense request to reduce the sentence by merging a first-degree burglary charge with the rape-related charges.

McPhail said the case was a tragedy in a number of ways, alluding to what happened to the victim as well as alleged abuse by both Scrivener’s mother and father.

As previously reported by The Edmond Sun, the rape occurred Feb. 20, 2011, in the 600 block of Vista Lane. Scrivener, 22, was arrested after a search in a law enforcement database received a hit for a positive DNA match.

At about 2 a.m. Feb. 20, 2011, the victim was lying in bed and was about to go to sleep, checking something on her phone when she heard a noise coming from the bathroom attached to her bedroom, according to a report filed by Edmond Police Officer Branden Baxley.

The suspect came into her bedroom and for about the next 45 minutes she was repeatedly raped, police said. During the incident, the suspect choked the victim to the point where she almost passed out, and he threatened to kill her several times, police said.

On April 18, 2011, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater filed eight counts, charges which included first-degree rape, first-degree rape by instrumentation, second-degree rape by instrumentation, forcible anal sodomy and forcible oral sodomy. Scrivener also faced a first-degree burglary charge.

On April 20, Scrivener entered a plea of not guilty and his bond was set at $110,000.

On June 21, at the end of a four-day trial, a jury returned a verdict of guilty on all eight counts and recommended a 139-year sentence.

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