CHELSEA, Okla. - The Rogers County District Attorney's Office charged three teenage boys in connection with raping two sisters this Tuesday. But the victims' parents say it's too little too late.
The victims' parents tell 2NEWS their daughters, at the time just 7 and 9 years old, were raped near their home in Chelsea in February.
The victims' mother says she checked on her two little girls playing outside. That's when she says she caught them engaged in sexual acts with 13-year-old boys. The victims' father agreed to talk if we protected his identity.
"A parent should not have to go through this. To go to the hospital for rape tests," he said.
The father says after the sheriff's office filed a report, the district attorney's office told him it would not press charges because the acts were consensual.
"That infuriated me. It was basically a slap in the face," he said.
The girls' father says he complained to the district attorney's office. More than a month later, the district attorney filed charges of first-degree rape against two suspects and charges of intimidating a witness against a third.
The district attorney's office says it had to wait for a response from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and make sure the case was ready to go before taking action.
"As long as the charges stick, then I'll be happy. This is what should've been done in the first place," said the victims' father.
He says he just wants justice served and he won't rest until he sees the suspects in court.
"I don't know about any other parent, but I will do what it takes to protect my girls, even if it means giving my own life," he said.
The victims' parents tell us the suspects are their own neighbors.
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