Jury selection begins in trial of 62-year-old Oklahoma man with nine children charged with neglect and sexual abuse

POTEAU — Jury selection is under way in the trial of a 62-year-old Oklahoma man charged with child neglect and sexual abuse after his nine children were found living in squalid conditions.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 8, 2013
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POTEAU — Jury selection is under way in the trial of a 62-year-old Oklahoma man charged with child neglect and sexual abuse after his nine children were found living in squalid conditions.

Meanwhile, the man's wife pleaded no contest late Friday to multiple counts of child neglect and enabling child sexual abuse. A local newspaper reports her sentencing is set for Feb. 22 in Poteau.

The Associated Press is not identifying the man or woman to protect the identities of the children.

Court records say the children were filthy and unable to recite the alphabet when they were taken into state custody in 2011.

Jury selection continues Tuesday. In October, a judge declared a mistrial in the man's case because too many potential jurors had formed opinions on the case.


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