Accused kidnapper known as 'The Reaper' arrested

Posted at 6:13 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 20:03:57-04

TULSA -- Tulsa police believe a man accused of holding a woman captive for 2 months could be connected to several other sexual assault and kidnapping cases.

Hursh remains in the Tulsa County Jail facing several charges related to sexual assault and kidnapping.

2 Works For You spoke with Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS).

DeJon Knapp told 2 Works For You situations like this are very isolated.

Victor Hursh’s victim told police he held her captive for two months inside his home on N. Columbia Ave.

Court records show the victim told police she was sexually assaulted, beaten and drugged while being trapped inside Hursh’s home.

“In extreme cases we do see again where a person feels like they’re losing control or they’re going to lose that person, so they make the choice to lock someone in a house or an apartment and hold them captive, hoping to regain control of the situation, this situation is like specifically sadistic and cruel,” said Knapp.

According to court documents, the victim told police she was able to escape from Hursh’s van while he was running an errand last weekend.

DVIS has been following the developments in this case, but stress situations like this are isolated.

Knapp said in most situations involving sexual assault involve intimate partners.

“You see a lot of stranger danger type stuff in the community, which is good to be aware of, but often the red flags or the warning signs are much more subtle,” said Knapp.

Knapp said the DVIS crisis hotline, 918-743-5763, is always a great resource for help, but you can always call police if the situation gets out of control.

Tulsa Police said Hursh maybe connected to several other victims, but those investigations are still on going.

According to court documents obtained by 2 Works For You, Hursh's victim told police he went by the name 'The Reaper'.

Police said in a statement to the media,”If you are a victim or have information about additional victims please contact the Tulsa Police Department at 918-596-9222 or the Sex Crimes Unit at 918-596-9168."

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