Judge finds probable cause after hearing testimony in first-degree rape case

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Sep. 3—The accuser in a recently filed rape case testified Thursday morning at the Payne County Courthouse and said she felt "shamed" while being questioned ...
by the attorney for the defense.

The defendant, Guthrie resident Van Millyon Jirdon, 24, was charged with first-degree rape in July.

The victim was the only witness called by Assistant District Attorney Debra Vincent to testify at the preliminary hearing . She began direct-examination by asking the woman questions about her and the defendant.

The woman told the court she and Jirdon were "just friends" and he had never stayed overnight at her residence before this incident. Jirdon was invited out by the victim while she and some friends were hanging out at the Treehouse Tavern, a bar near Perkins.

They all stayed until the bar closed at 2 a.m., and Jirdon asked to stay at her residence because he had been…
Ashlynd Huffman, Stillwater NewsPress, Okla.
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