, Muskogee, OK

Local News

April 25, 2014

Area man charged after teen found pregnant

Girl told teacher that father was 24-year-old

A  Fort Gibson man is accused of impregnating a juvenile who he had been having a sexual relationship with for about three months, court documents state.

Jimmie Don Balentine Jr., 24, was charged with second-degree rape on Thursday, and he is being held in the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility.

Bond is set at $25,000.

The girl, 14, told her teacher “that she was pregnant by a man that was 24 years of age,” court documents state.           

A Muskogee County deputy spoke with school officials and then with the juvenile.

The girl told the deputy that she willingly had sex with Balentine. She also said that she had to go to her father’s house to see Balentine because he was not allowed at her mother’s house, court documents state.

The juvenile also told authorities that she first had sex with Balentine about three months prior. Before then, they were just friends, she said.

In a written statement to authorities, Balentine “admitted to the sexual relationship” with the juvenile, court documents state.

According to Balentine, the juvenile’s father allowed his daughter and Balentine “to spend every weekend at his house and sleep on the fold out couch.” Balentine also stated that the juvenile’s father “smoked weed with them,” documents state.

The second-degree rape charge is punishable by imprisonment for one to 15 years.

Balentine will be back in Muskogee County District Court on May 9 for a sounding docket. At that time, a date will be set for a preliminary hearing to determine if Balentine should stand trial.

Reach Anita Reding at (918) 684-2903 or

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

     View Results
Featured Ads

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.