Norman Police Investigate Serial Rapist

Date of Press Release: 
Fri, 08/17/2018
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

The Norman Police Department is currently investigating what is believed to be a serial rapist following a recent rape investigation.

On June 28, NPD initiated an investigation into a first degree rape that occurred in Norman. Investigators quickly learned that the suspect, 24-year-old Stephen Homan, was currently charged with first degree rape in Custer County and was about to face a jury trial. During the course of the investigation, investigators also learned that a rape reported in 2017 to the Norman Police Department was likely to be the same suspect that raped the victim in our recent case.

NPD fully investigated both the 2017 and 2018 rapes and assisted Custer County in the prosecution of Homan during his jury trial. On August 16, Homan was convicted of first degree rape in Custer County. Homan has also been charged with two counts of first degree rape in Cleveland County, and currently has warrants issued for his arrest.

Through our investigations, it was determined that Homan’s M.O. is to sexually assault women at college parties. Although it is possible, it is unlikely that the two reported rapes are Homan’s only victims.

The Norman Police Department urges any woman that has been sexually assaulted by Homan to contact Detective Kellee Robertson at 405-366-5261. A photo of Homan is attached.