NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A former University of Oklahoma social work professor has been acquitted of charges accusing him of sexually abusing several young girls.
A Cleveland County jury on Friday night found Dwain Pellebon not guilty on three counts of child sexual abuse and six counts of lewd or indecent proposal to children younger than 16.
Pellebon told reporters that he feels "vindicated" but that that his life is changed forever.
Pellebon was arrested in December 2011 after he was accused of sex crimes against children, including one girl who is mentally disabled. He later resigned from the university.
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Police say they had the wrong man, and that Jerome Thagard, who spent four years in prison, didn't murder Steven Northrup in 2009. But the victim's family says otherwise.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
It was so treacherous in North Collins, the mayor had to issue a travel ban, and village snow plows were pulled off the roadways to keep drivers from trying to plow in zero visibility.
The Buffalo School Board unanimously approved plans to transform Burgard High School into a Manufacturing Magnet School on Wednesday,
Investigators are making progress in the case of a Chihuahua thrown in a ditch while zipped up in a Coors Light thermal bag.