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Oklahoma man kept stepdaughter captive for 19 years

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children.

Henri Michelle Piette is accused of kidnapping Rosalynn Michelle McGinnis in 1995 or 1996 and traveling with the intent to have sex with her, according to an indictment a grand jury in Muskogee, Okla., handed up Wednesday.

Piette also faces state charges of first-degree rape of a victim under age 14, child abuse by injury, and two counts of lewd molestation.

FBI agent Adam Reynolds wrote in an affidavit in the federal case that Piette first had sex with McGinnis when she was 11 or 12 in the back room of a residence in the eastern Oklahoma city of Wagoner, where she shared a bunk bed with another female.


Piette changed McGinnis’ name as well as his own ‘‘numerous times in an attempt to stay hidden,’’ the affidavit says. They traveled throughout the United States and Mexico but occasionally returned to Oklahoma to mail letters so people would think they were still in the state, the document says.

McGinnis conceived two children with Piette while she was younger than 18 and another seven after she had turned 18, the affidavit says.