Elton “Trey” Rhoades, a 24-year-old cheerleading coach at Muskogee High School, was arrested at his Tulsa home Friday following allegations that he had “consensual” and unprotected sex with a 15-year-old transgender teen.
It’s said that Rhoades did not inform the teen that he was diagnosed HIV-positive in 2013. Apparently, the 15-year-old went to police the same day she\he tested positive for HIV. This one has the potential to get interesting, kids.
So there’s this group…Open Arms Youth Project…that gives LGBT youth a place to build a supportive community. A group with which Rhoades has been very involved (hosting parties and other events) and mostly known by the name Keaton Zane Paige in the transgendered community. This is how Rhoades, who holds pageant titles like Mr. Gay Arkansas and Mr. Gay Oklahoma City, apparently met the teen.
Court documents indicate that Rhoades initially denied having sex with the teen but changed his tune after hearing a recording between the two of them regarding their “physical intimacy.” He was arrested and is now facing three rape charges and three charges of exposing others to HIV.
“If you knowingly have it and then have sex with someone that is the crime itself,” said Corporal Eric Leverington with Tulsa Police.