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Former Vinita elementary teacher found guilty of sexually abusing eight-year-old girl

Posted: 2:51 PM, May 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-29 19:52:17Z
Former Vinita elementary teacher found guilty of sexually abusing eight-year-old girl

CRAIG COUNTY, Okla. -- A former Vinita Elementary School teacher has been found guilty of sexually abusing an eight-year-old girl. 

Ronald Manners, 49, was accused of being alone with the young girl, touching her inappropriately and kissing her. He was found guilty after a week-long trial. 

Manners was a second-grade teacher at the school when the crime occurred. His wife ran a daycare in their home.

He was found not guilty on a second count of child sexual abuse. Manners is in the Craig County Jail, awaiting his formal sentencing set for July 9. 

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