Oklahoma Pastor Accused Of Molesting Children He Promised To Help
An Oklahoma rodeo trainer has been accused of molesting three teenage girls while training them for rodeo events, according to Tulsa World. The Rogers County man, Roy Neil Shoop, is alleged to have molested the three girls during a span of two years.
County deputies arrested Shoop, who reportedly is also the Cowboy Gatherin’ Church pastor, on six complaints of lewd or indecent proposals or acts to a child under 16 and two complaints of rape by instrumentation.
Shoop’s alleged victims are three girls aged 12 to 15.
One victim reportedly told authorities that Shoop would inappropriately touch her while training her in horse riding, according to the affidavit.
The investigators also stated in the affidavit:
“These events took place while (the victim) was staying at the Shoop’s residence where she was being instructed on barrel racing with her new horse her father had purchased from Roy and Diana Shoop.”
Deputies arrested Shoop on Wednesday, and he was booked into the Rogers County jail on the charges, subsequently posting a $300,000 bond.
Header image: Courtesy of Rogers County Sheriff's Office