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Testimony Continues Against OU Professor Accused Of Lewd Acts

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A former University of Oklahoma professor charged with child sex crimes appeared in court Friday for a preliminary hearing in Cleveland County.

It was an emotional day filled with testimony. The state called several witnesses that all said Dwain Pellebon made them feel uncomfortable, but one 8th grade girl was brought to tears when faced with her alleged attacker.

Pellebon is charged with two counts of first-degree rape, two counts of child sexual abuse by lewd acts and two counts of lewd sex acts with a child under the age of 16.

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According to court documents, the 55-year-old former professor assaulted two children who are now 15 and 13. The assaults occurred between January 2010 and December 2011.

Witness after witness, the young girls said that Pellebon, or "Uncle Dwain" as they called him, made them uneasy when they visited his home.

One girl not related to Pellebon said, "Uncle Dwain hugged me from the back...but I told him to stop. He didn't mean to make me feel awkward. He was hurt that I didn't want hugs anymore."

When defense attorney David Smith crossed examined her, she cried.

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"We'd lay on his bed he'd pull the back of our shirt up...he would unhook our bra and he'd massage us."

The testimony against Pellebon was graphic and grueling for the young witnesses. The hardest to listen to was from the young woman Pellebon is accused of assaulting.

She testified Pellebon took off her clothes and touched her. She says he used her privates to touch hers and told her not to tell her mom. The girl also testified Pellebon picked her up while she was sleeping and took her into the shower. She says their privates touched then too.

Pellebon is out on a $75,000 bond. A stipulation of that bond is that he does not come in contact with minors.

 

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