A cheer leading coach in Muskogee, Oklahoma was arrested Friday (June 12) after a police investigation where they say a man gave conflicting reports after initial allegations against him.
From KOTV in Oklahoma:
Elton Rhoades goes by a few different names. He’s known as “Trey” at the high school and entertainer Keaton Zane Paige to the transgender community.
Detectives say he met the girl at a teen transgender support group.
The group Open Arms Youth Project gives gay, lesbian and transgender youth a place to build a supportive community.
Rhoades is very involved with the group and met a 15-year-old girl there.
Court documents say they had unprotected sex several times and he never revealed he had HIV.
Friday afternoon the Fugitive Warrant Unit arrested Rhodes at his south Tulsa apartment after months of detectives building a case against him.
He’s a high school cheer coach, volunteer and now accused sex offender. Detectives say he had consensual, unprotected sex three times with the 15-year-old girl.
“They started a relationship and then it was suspected that he may be HIV positive,” said Corporal Eric Leverington with Tulsa Police.
Investigators said the two met at the Open Arms Youth Project, where Rhoades is known by most there as Keaton Zane Paige.
Pictures show he was very involved, hosting events and parties for the group. He’s also held many pageant titles, like Mr. Gay Arkansas and Mr. Gay Oklahoma City.
Now he faces three rape charges and three charges of exposing others to HIV.
Watch the news report below.