(Stillwater, Okla.) — A former Cimarron Correctional Facility inmate has been ordered to appear in Payne County District Court on May 30 for a preliminary hearing on a charge of raping his then-cellmate in September.   

Neither the alleged victim nor the defendant remain in the private prison in Cushing, court records show.   

If convicted of anally raping his cellmate by force, Raul A. Salcedo, 23, could be sentenced to a prison term of not less than 20 years, court records show.    

The alleged incident at the Cimarron Correctional Facility was investigated by Oklahoma Department of Corrections Internal Affairs Division Agent Randy Knight, according to an affidavit.     The alleged victim reported that on the first day he was assigned to the same cell as Salcedo, he was forced to perform oral sex on Salcedo, according to Knight’s affidavit.       

The alleged victim reported that two days later, he was forced off his bed and anally raped by Salcedo, according to Knight’s affidavit. When he was interviewed, Salcedo admitted to performing an intercourse act with his cellmate, but he said that it was consensual, the affidavit said.    

A sexual assault examination was performed on the alleged victim at the Stillwater Medical Center, the affidavit said.    
At the time of the alleged incident, Salcedo was serving a two-year sentence he was given in 2012 for knowingly concealing stolen property in Texas County in 2010, state DOC records show.

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