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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The state of Indiana turns 197 on Wednesday.
The Indiana Motor Sports Commission approved the plans to move forward with a number of improvements at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The city of Kokomo has purchased a former steel plant site that has undergone years of environmental cleanup and plans to use the land to try to reduce damage from future flooding.