Oklahoma sex offender victim Krystle Strong slams ‘justice system’ over Jesse McFadden’s release
The first reported victim of the convicted sex offender, who was found dead along with six others – including two missing Oklahoma teenagers – said the “judicial system failed them” when he was released from prison after serving a 17- year in prison for her rape.
Krystle Strong was raped by Jesse McFadden, 39, in 2003 when she was just 16 years old.
He was released in 2020, despite facing separate child porn charges, and on Monday became the prime suspect in the killing of six people, who were found dead at his Henryetta property.
Five of the dead were teenagers, according to authorities and family members – including missing girls Ivy Webster, 14, and Brittany Brewer, 16.
Victims’ families believe McFadden fatally shot all six people – Ivy; Brittany; his wife Holly Guess, 35; and their three children: Rylee Elizabeth Allen, 17; Michael James Mayo, 15; and Tiffany Dore Guess, 13 – before he took his own life.
The police have not released an account of the tragic events and the coroner has not released official IDs of the victims.
McFadden was due to appear in court on Monday on the child pornography case – charges related to alleged texts he exchanged with a victim while he was still behind bars over Strong’s rape.
Strong opened up about her horrifying and violent rape after learning the news about the man responsible.
She said McFadden bound her with belts and put a knife to her neck before she could escape and run to a neighbor without clothes for help, according to Fox News and News on 6.
“It felt like it was forever,” she told local news channel News on March 6.
Strong said police arrived and found him with his wrists slit by a nearby river.
Two decades later, Strong said she wished she could have persuaded authorities to keep him in prison.
“I’m sorry those little girls had to go through this,” Strong said of McFadden’s alleged victims. “I’m sorry the justice system let you down.”
In 2017, McFadden was accused of using a contraband cellphone to exchange sexual messages and explicit images with a 16-year-old girl a year earlier. Despite active charges, the convicted sex offender was released in 2020.
“I actually reached the court system and said, ‘You guys are going to let him out after I’ve just seen it [sic] that flash that he had a court case with another young girl? Do you still let him out? That shows he hasn’t changed…'” Strong said, according to Fox. “I kept getting the runaround.”
About a year after his release, McFadden met Holly Guess. They married last May and his new wife only recently found out about his criminal history – which McFadden tried to downplay, Guess’s mother Janette Mayo said.
The two missing teenagers, who were found dead, were friends with Guess’ children and were spending the weekend with family when they died.