The Edmond Sun

August 23, 2012

Search on for suspects in Moore child sexual abuse case


CNHI News Service

Moore — Three suspects who are wanted on complaints relating to a sexual abuse case involving a 13-year-old girl in Cleveland County reportedly fled the area earlier this week.

Felony arrest warrants have been issued for Joseph Michael Siford, 40, and Danyale Bernice Siford, 34, both of Moore, and Michelle Danae Walker, 43, of Noble.

Joseph Siford is wanted on complaints of first-degree rape, rape by instrumentation, lewd or indecent acts with a child under 16 years of age and production of child pornography. His wife, Danyale Siford, is accused of lewd or indecent acts with a child under 16 years of age and engaging or allowing sexual abuse of a child.

Walker, who also uses the name Chelle Walker, is wanted on complaints of first-degree rape by instrumentation, forcible oral sodomy, lewd or indecent acts with a child under 16 years of age, production of child pornography and engaging or allowing sexual abuse of a child.

The crimes leading to the arrest warrants were reported to Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office detectives earlier this month.

Investigators learned that Walker reportedly introduced a 13-year-old girl to the Sifords. The couple then befriended the child.

Walker and the Sifords allegedly engaged in sexual contact with each other in the child’s presence and Danyale Siford allegedly encouraged the girl to engage in sexual contact with her and her husband.

Walker and Joe Siford allegedly engaged in sexual contact with the girl. One encounter between Joe Siford and the girl was video-taped.

The crimes allegedly occurred multiple times in Noble, Norman and Moore. Deputies attempted to contact Walker and the Sifords earlier this week. All three have reportedly abandoned their homes and resigned from their employment.

Investigators believe all three suspects have fled the area and are traveling in separate vehicles. They could possibly be traveling to Michigan.

The Sifords could be traveling in a dark gray 2006 Ford F-150 pickup with Oklahoma tag 996-HYC. Walker could be driving a tan and white 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser with Oklahoma tag 234-HIA.

Anyone who believes they have seen these people are urged to call law enforcement.