16-Year-Old Charged With Rape Of 8-Year-Old Girl, Says She Was 'Asking For It'

| by Brendan Kelly

A teen was arrested Thursday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl.

Lynell Hall, 16, was arrested on a charge of first-degree rape, police say.

The Aug. 2 incident took place in a semi-abandoned apartment on the 2200 block of South Nogales. Police say the apartment is a popular place to "hook up."

According to Mike Brown, Tulsa police sergeant, the victim was at her cousin's home in the apartment complex when she came into contact with Lynell Hall. 

The victim's cousin had some older friends over. Police said that the victim had never been around the older friends before, but she did know of them.

An affidavit said that Hall admitted to having some sexual contact with the child, but that he stopped when she said to "get off her."

Later, Hall admitted that he had sex with the girl and said that "she was asking for it the whole night," according to the affidavit.

Court documents show that there is evidence of a break-in at the apartment where the girl said the incident happened. 

A sexual assault examination was performed on the 8-year-old girl, with results that were consistent with being raped.

State law says that if a 16 or 17-year-old is charged with first-degree rape, they will be tried as an adult. Brown said that Hall qualifies.

Sources: News On 6, KRMG / Photo credit: News On 6