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May 3, 2013

Enid man ordered to stand trial for rape, domestic abuse

ENID, Okla. — A 26-year-old Enid man was ordered to stand trial on charges of rape and domestic abuse following a preliminary hearing Friday afternoon.

Jon Christopher Scott Haws was ordered to stand trial on charges of first-degree rape, rape by instrumentation, domestic assault and battery strangulation, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic abuse.

Special District Judge Brian Lovell said there was probable cause for the case to move forward after hearing testimony from the former fiancee of Haws and a sexual assault nurse examiner.

Haws is accused of assaulting his fiancee in an incident in October, and in another incident in November.

On Oct. 10, 2012, the woman said she and Haws were arguing before he assaulted her.

“He grabbed me by the throat,” she said. “I remember him being horny, him telling me he wanted some. He wanted sex.”

She said when she refused Haws’ advances, he struck her then choked her.

“I was scared,” the woman said. “I could barely breath.”

She said she’d pulled a blanket over her face to lessen the blow. Haws bloodied her lip and then threw her against a wall, she said.

“He told me if I was going to call the cops he would break every bone in my body.”

On the night and morning of Nov. 9 and 10, 2012, the woman said she and Haws were again arguing.

When they returned from a club, the woman said Haws again demanded sex from her.

“He told me I was his wife and I was going to give it to him whether I wanted it or not,” she said.

She said Haws threw her onto the bed, putting a knee on her stomach and a hand on her throat. She said Haws removed her pants with his free hand.

“I begged him to stop,” she said. “I remember telling him I hated him.”

The woman said Haws then used a baseball bat to sexually assault her.

“It was excruciating,” she said. “It made me cry.”

Haws then raped her. She said during the assault Haws choked her until she lost consciousness. She awoke an unknown time later to Haws continuing to rape her.

After the assault, the woman said she went to sleep for about 30 minutes. She testified she was too scared of Haws to attempt to flee or call for help.

The next morning, Haws told the woman she needed to help pack. She said she had struck the back of her head and her back. When she asked for help moving a box, he threw a brick at her and then punched her shoulder, she said.

Later, she was able to send a text message to her mother and was picked up from the residence by her stepsister. The woman said she went from her mother’s house to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center for a rape exam.

The woman testified the injuries she sustained in the assault are “still painful and her throat is still sore from where she was choked.

“I have nightmares almost every night,” she told the court.

During cross examination, Haws’ court-appoint attorney, Tim Beebe, asked the woman why she never left Haws.

She said Haws had threatened to kill her and harm her family if she ever tried to leave him.

“I was scared of what he’d do to my family,” she said.

Sarah Randall, the sexual assault nurse examiner who examined the woman Nov. 10, 2012, said her findings of injuries were consistent with the history given by the woman.

She said an internal exam showed “blunt-force penetrating trauma” to the woman’s vagina.

Beebe asked the nurse if the trauma she’d found could be caused by normal intercourse she said, “Yes, it could be.”

Haws, who is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond, was ordered to appeared May 14 before District Judge Paul Woodward for arraignment.

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