Father outraged after 13-year-old daughter gives birth to child of sex offender
A father is outraged after his 13-year-old daughter gives birth to a baby boy and the suspect is a convicted sex offender.
Scott says he did everything to protect his daughter, but Oklahoma laws failed him. We are withholding Scott’s identity in order to protect his daughter’s privacy and even though the daughter’s mother is accused in the case, we also do not identify her, so we can protect the daughter, who is alive. now out of state.
Scott says that less than 24 hours after learning his ex-wife was with a man who is a convicted sex offender, Scott applied to an Oklahoma judge for custody of his then 10-year-old daughter. He says the judge was not allowed to make a decision based on something that might happen.
Scott says, “What’s frustrating is that I sought his professional advice to make sure my kids were safe and it seems like in the state of Oklahoma there is nothing you can do about it. preventive. They have to wait for something to happen. It’s ridiculous. “
It was 2014 and Scott was active in the military, traveling extensively, including overseas. Police said that in May 2017, the girl told a friend that the convicted sex offender was having sex with her, from the age of 10.
An affidavit says the girl got scared and told them nothing had happened, so DHS took no action. Six months later, she was pregnant. Nine months later, she gave birth to a baby boy. She has just turned 13. DNA shows the father to be convicted sex offender Kevin Norvell, who is now charged with child rape, police say.
Scott says, “The system had a chance to prevent that and protect her, but there were several failures along the way.”
He says all of this could have been avoided and believes Oklahoma laws need to be changed to protect children who come into contact with sex offenders. He says the whole situation is beyond devastation.
Scott says he now has temporary custody of his daughter and gets her help and the baby has been placed for adoption. Norvell was sentenced to stand trial in Tulsa County for his charges. The girl’s mother is accused of neglecting her children.
DHS says they cannot speak to this particular case, but, “It is difficult, if not impossible, to justify the abuse if the victim does not cooperate and there is no further evidence because the abuse is committed in private, behind closed doors and often not seen by others and difficult to prove.