Bartlesville Man Accused of Kidnapping, Rape

A convicted sex offender with a history of protective orders is accused of kidnapping an acquaintance from her home, holding her for more than 16 hours before police found her, and raping her twice during the ordeal.

According to reports, on December 19, Lloyd Ray Conner, Sr., 45, went to the home of a woman he knew, shoved a "hard object" he claimed to be a gun into her back, and forcing her to leave the home. He allegedly bound her feet and hands with duct tape before driving her to Copan Lake in Washington County, where he is accused of raping her.

Over the course of the next several hours, Conner allegedly transported the woman in several different vehicles before taking her to a hotel in Bartlesville, where he is accused of raping her again on December 20. He then made a trip to a grocery store, where the woman flagged down two people while her alleged abductor was inside the store, telling them that she was afraid for her life and needed the police. One person contacted police and gave them the tag number of the vehicle, but Conner returned and drove away before police arrived.

Law enforcement officers used that information to find the woman alone in a hotel room before tracking down the suspect. He denies the allegations against him, but has been arrested on complaints of first-degree burglary, kidnapping, and two counts of first degree rape. He is held in the Washington County Jail on $750,000 bond.

Conner was convicted of grand larceny and second degree rape in Washington County in 1992. He was sentenced to two years of probation on the larceny charge, and he was given a split sentence for the rape charge: two years in prison with three years suspended. He served just over a year in prison before being released. 

According to court records, he has also been named in four Victim's Protective Orders since 2002: three in Washington County and one in Rogers County. Three of the VPOs were filed in 2009 and 2010.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted of the charges he currently faces, he may be subject to decades in prison. First degree burglary is punishable by a sentence of 7 to 20 years in prison; kidnapping is punishable by a maximum of 20 years; first degree rape is punishable by 5 years to life without parole.

A first degree rape conviction also mandates lifetime sex offender registration in Oklahoma.

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