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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Broken Arrow head football coach Steve Spavital is resigning due to health concerns, the school district announced Monday evening.
Shaq Goodwin had 17 points, Joe Jackson hit four key late free throws and No. 21 Memphis beat No. 5 Oklahoma State 73-68 Sunday night in the championship game of the Old Spice Classic. Memphis (5-1) held OSU All-American Marcus Smart to 12 points.
Part of the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in Brazil next year collapsed on Wednesday, causing significant damage and killing three people, authorities said.