Man Arrested in Alleged OKC Kidnapping

A teenager staying with his mother at a south Oklahoma City motel says he was abducted at gunpoint but able to talk his kidnapper into letting him go. Police have arrested the suspect.

According to reports, the 15-year-old boy told his mother that he was going to walk from their hotel near I-35 to a nearby location. Along the way, he says, a man pulled up beside him and flashed a gun at him, ordering him to get in the car.

The teen says he got in, and the man began touching his leg and making inappropriate sexual comments and suggestions. The teen says he asked to leave, but the man told him that he was taking him to his home instead. The boy says he then told the man that his mother would be expecting him back soon, and would begin calling and texting shortly to find him. 

He says the man then agreed to let him go, but not before giving the teen his phone number and asking him to call him later.

The teen reported the incident to his mother and police, who then attempted to contact the man using the phone number he gave the teen. When police reached the suspect by phone, he immediately hung up on them. 

Shortly thereafter, a man identified as Alan Ray Livingston, 66, called 9-1-1 to report that someone claiming to be a police officer called him. Police were able to find Livingston, and they arrested him and booked him into the Oklahoma County Jail.

Court records do not indicate that Livingston has been formally charged at this time, but he could face several serious charges related to the incident.

Kidnapping (21 O.S. § 741) includes causing someone to be confined or kept against his or her will. Even if a person goes willingly with someone, refusing to let him or her leave when desired is considered kidnapping. Under Oklahoma law, kidnapping is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Making sexual suggestions to a minor under the age of 16 is considered lewd or indecent proposals to a child (21 O.S. § 1123). It is a felony sex crime that carries a penalty range of 3 to 20 years in prison, unless the child involved is under 12. In that case, it is punishable by 25 years to life in prison. Lewd or indecent proposals or acts to a child under 16 is a Level 3 sex offense, requiring lifetime sex offender registration.

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