David Harold Earls
David Harold Earls, 64, was sentenced to a year in prison, with 19 years suspended, for rape and forcible sodomy of a 4-year-old girl in Pittsburg County.

David Harold Earls dies

Authorities say a man who was convicted of raping a child but received a sentence amounting to one year in jail has died.

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  • Man in Oklahoma child rape case dies

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Mon, Feb 7, 2011

    David Earls, a man in a child rape case, died at a McAlester hospital Saturday after being taken there from jail with flu-like symptoms.

  • Oklahoman charged in controversial child rape case dies

    Updated: Mon, Feb 7, 2011

    Authorities say a man who was convicted of raping a child but received a sentence amounting to one year in jail has died.

  • State Briefs: Earls waves hearing

    | Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

    McALESTER Earls waves hearing A man sentenced to a year in jail for raping a young girl waived a preliminary hearing Monday on more molestation charges. David Harold Earls, 65, is scheduled for trial in Pittsburg County District Court and is set to be arraigned on July 9. In May 2009, Earls'...

  • Oklahoma molestation defendant David Harold Earls waives hearing

    Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

    A man whose case provoked national attention when he was sentenced to one year in jail for raping a 4-year-old girl has waived a preliminary hearing on molestation charges.

  • Convicted rapist set for hearing after Pittsburg County judge rejects move to dismiss case

    BY Michael Baker | Updated: Wed, Jun 23, 2010

    A judge's ruling clears the way for a preliminary hearing on Monday for David Harold Earls, indicted by a grand jury on three counts of indecent and lewd acts with a child younger than 16. The indictment came after Earls accepted a plea bargain in Pittsburg County for one year in jail and 19...

  • Oklahoma House Republicans scold member for delays

    BY MICHAEL MCNUTT | Updated: Tue, May 25, 2010

    Member’s actions called obstructive and causing delays in the last week of the Oklahoma legislative session.

  • Wewoka judge to decide rape case argument

    BY SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Wed, Jan 13, 2010

    WEWOKA — A hearing is set Jan. 22 to determine whether child rape charges should be dropped against convicted rapist David Harold Earls, 65. A grand jury indicted Earls in September on additional charges after his 2009 Pittsburg County plea bargain of a one-year sentence, with 19 years...

  • In brief: McIntosh County police give guilty pleas

    | Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2009

    EUFAULA Police give guilty pleas A former sheriff and undersheriff pleaded guilty Monday to embezzlement by an officer and conspiracy after McIntosh County Associate District Judge Jim Pratt refused to accept their plea agreements. Former McIntosh County Sheriff Terry Alan Jones, 36, and former...

  • Oklahoma Briefs

    Updated: Thu, Nov 19, 2009

    Norman March snows set record The state Climate Extremes Committee recently declared that 26 inches of snow recorded by National Weather Service observing sites at Woodward and Freedom during the March 27-28 blizzard sets a state record for a 24-hour snowfall. The storm system contained heavy...

  • Hearing set in McAlester for convicted rapist David Harold Earls

    By The Associated Press | Updated: Wed, Nov 18, 2009

    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A preliminary hearing will be held next month in Pittsburg County for a convicted child rapist indicted by a grand jury on new counts of child sexual abuse. A hearing will be held Dec. 17 in McAlester to determine if there is sufficient evidence to try 65-year-old...

  • Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision reinstates Perry doctor’s license

    BY VALLERY BROWN | Updated: Sat, Sep 19, 2009

    The board that oversees the licensing and regulation of doctors took action against eight medical professionals Thursday and reinstated the license of a Perry doctor. The Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision reinstated the license of Dr. Jonathan Ek on terms that he complete...

  • Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision lets physician assistant Stacy Scroggins retain license

    BY VALLERY BROWN | Updated: Fri, Sep 18, 2009

    A physician assistant involved in a controversial Pittsburg County sexual abuse case received five years probation Thursday at a meeting of the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. Stacy Lynn Scroggins, a McAlester-based physician assistant, pleaded guilty to 16 violations,...

  • Scandal may hurt rape cases in Oklahoma

    BY SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Sun, Sep 13, 2009

    Copyright © 2009 The Oklahoman McALESTER — A drug abuse scandal in the David Harold Earls child rape case could jeopardize numerous sexual abuse cases, Earls’ former attorney says. A physician’s assistant on the state’s witness list is under investigation for drug...

  • Double jeopardy threatens David Harold Earls case

    SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Wed, Sep 9, 2009

    McALESTER — The embattled Pittsburg County district attorney and legal experts say child rapist Harold David Earls probably won’t be tried for new sex crimes. But Attorney General Drew Edmondson said there’s no problem. The alleged victims in the new case are the same as those...

  • Oklahoma grand jury inquiry ends in deferred deal for Jim Bob Miller

    SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Thu, Sep 3, 2009

    A multicounty grand jury misconduct investigation ended Thursday with Pittsburg County District Attorney Jim Bob Miller agreeing not to seek re-election. Miller’s issue revolved around what he considered slanderous Internet messages about him. A subpoena was issued that targeted 35...

  • Child rapist David Harold Earls may face trial after indictment

    SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Thu, Sep 3, 2009

    McALESTER — A Pittsburg County grand jury returned a three-count indictment Wednesday against convicted child rapist David Harold Earls. Jurors accused Earls, 65, of molesting a 5-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy between May 9 and July 20, 2008, in Pittsburg County. The indictment lists...

  • Child rapist David Harold Earls indicted by grand jury

    SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Wed, Sep 2, 2009

    McALESTER - The grand jury considering possible additional charges against convicted child rapist David Harold Earls just returned one sealed indictment. “It names one person on three counts,” said Charlie Price, spokesman for Attorney General Drew Edmondson, who requested the grand jury....

  • David Earls returns to McAlester courthouse

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2009

    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A convicted child rapist has appeared before a Pittsburg County grand jury that is investigating new allegations of sex crimes against him. David Earls told a reporter Tuesday that he planned to testify, but said afterward he couldn't talk about the secret...

  • Convicted rapist David Harold Earls to testify today before grand jury

    SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2009

    McALESTER — With ankle chains rattling, child rapist David Harold Earls on Monday appeared at the courthouse where a grand jury is investigating new sex allegations against him. Earls, 65, was convicted earlier this year of raping a 4-year-old girl and is jailed until Sept. 24 after plea...

  • Pittsburg County grand jury investigates convicted child rapist David Harold Earls

    SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2009

    McALESTER – Convicted child rapist David Harold Earls on Monday appeared at the courthouse where a grand jury is investigating new sex charges against him. Earls, 65, was convicted earlier this year of raping a 4-year-old girl and is jailed until Sept. 24 after plea bargaining a one-year...

  • Panel to probe allegations against sex offender David Harold Earls

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2009

    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A grand jury investigation will get under way in McAlester this week into alleged crimes by a convicted child rapist. The Pittsburg County grand jury was seated last week at the request of Attorney General Drew Edmondson's office. The panel was convened to look...

  • Grand jury seated to hear allegations against molester David Harold Earls

    SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2009

    McALESTER – A grand jury has been picked to investigate other alleged sex crimes by David Harold Earls, 65. The jury of eight men and four women, plus alternates of two men and one woman, will hear testimony beginning at 9 a.m. Monday at the temporary Pittsburg County Courthouse, said...

  • Grand jury selection complete for investigation of David Harold Earls

    SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2009

    McALESTER — Grand jury selection was completed around 2 p.m. today in the investigation of other alleged sex crimes by David Harold Earls. The jury is made up of eight men and four women, plus alternates of two men and one woman. Earls was convicted of raping a 4-year-old girl and is...

  • Rapist’s daughter plans to testify before Oklahoma grand jury

    SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2009

    McALESTER — The grand jury considering evidence against child rapist David Harold Earls is expected to hear testimony from the mother of the child he raped and his own daughter. "Yes, I will be ... testifying,” the child’s mother said. Denise Earls, his daughter, said she...

  • Rapist David Earls faces grand jury in new abuse allegation

    RANDY ELLIS | Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2009

    McALESTER — A Pittsburg County grand jury will convene Aug. 24 to investigate a previously unprosecuted child sex abuse allegation against child rapist David Earls. District Judge John Maley on Friday ordered the convening of the grand jury at the request of Oklahoma Attorney General Drew...

  • Oklahoma lawmaker targets public records Web site

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2009

    A state lawmaker accused a Web site operator Friday of benefiting financially from a "sweetheart deal" in which it charges fees for access to public court records in more than 60 Oklahoma counties. Rep. Mike Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, called for an investigation into a Web site hosted by...

  • Oklahoma rapist’s lawyer defends deal

    SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2009

    McALESTER — The attorney who represented child rapist David Harold Earls said the embattled district attorney tried to get Earls to accept a plea agreement with a harsher sentence than just one year. "They had pushed for a longer sentence. And up until the last few days before the...

  • For Oklahoma parole board, case was ‘worst nightmare’

    SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2009

    Cases like that of David Harold Earls, who won early release and then raped a child, haunt a former parole board member. "That’s our worst nightmare, but we’re only human. We’re only human,” said Currie Ballard, who voted to recommend Earls’ medical release in...

  • Pittsburg County jail is isolating high-profile rapist

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2009

    McALESTER — Sheriff Joel Kerns is making adjustments at the Pittsburg County jail to accommodate an inmate whose one-year prison term for raping a little girl has garnered national attention. David Harold Earls, 64, has been isolated from the general population at the McAlester lockup, but...

  • David Harold Earls case: Evidence fell short in abuse

    VALLERY BROWN AND ANN KELLEY | Updated: Sat, Jun 20, 2009

    Copyright © 2009 McALESTER — The 4-year-old girl who told her family and investigators she was sexually assaulted by David Harold Earls said he gave her ice cream and excused her from taking naps afterward. But the girl’s statements and evidence that she and her brother had...

  • Plea in McAlester girl's rape draws fire

    SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2009

    McALESTER — Some state House members are trying to oust the judge who approved a one-year prison sentence for a man convicted of child rape. The representatives have written a resolution citing "gross neglect of duty.” David Harold Earls, 64, was sentenced to a year in prison,...

  • McAlester rape case may take new turn

    SONYA COLBERG | Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2009

    ©Copyright 2009, The Oklahoman McALESTER — The daughter of David Harold Earls, who received a one-year sentence last month after being convicted of raping a 4-year-old girl, says her father raped her when she was a child. "He was a monster,” Denise Earls, 43, said Friday....



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