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Rape, assault and battery charges against Paul Tay dropped

Posted at 10:04 AM, Aug 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-09 13:29:17-04

TULSA, Okla. — Two charges against Paul Tay from his 2021 arrest are being dropped pending further investigation, according to court documents.

Tay was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman who replied to a Craigslist ad about a job on Tay's 2022 gubernatorial campaign. He announced previously he was running to be the next Governor of Oklahoma. Tay is not featured on the ballot in this year's elections.

Tay was shortly arrested after the alleged incident in August 2021 at the time of his arrest, he faced charges of kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and first-degree rape.

In December 2021, the kidnapping charges were dropped. Nearly a year after his arrest in August 2022, a judge dismissed the rape and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charges after the state requested it.

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