OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A mother in Oklahoma took matters into her own hands when she discovered an HIV-positive youth sports coach sexually assaulting her 12-year-old daughter in their home, according to local law enforcement.
The mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, found Donovan Scott Sheppard, 39, in the act of abusing her child. Sheppard, who had been living with the family at the time, had returned home with the mother after a bar altercation on January 13.
Upon their return, the mother retired to bed, leaving her daughter asleep in the home. She later woke to the horrifying discovery of Sheppard assaulting her child. The mother promptly held Sheppard at gunpoint until the police arrived.
Sheppard, who has coached youth baseball for the Oklahoma Aftermath team for several years, confessed to law enforcement that he is HIV-positive. The police report stated that during the alleged assault, Sheppard was not using protection.
The victim revealed to investigators that this was not the first instance of abuse. She reported that Sheppard had assaulted her six times since she was 11, including on her 12th birthday.
Sheppard is currently being held on a $500,000 bond at the Cleveland County Jail. His charges include lewd or indecent proposals or acts to a child, engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses, exposing others to AIDS, first-degree rape, and rape by instrumentation.