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Midwest City probation officer accused of sexually assaulting boy

A 17-year-old boy claims sexual abuse by Robert Naugle, an Oklahoma Corrections Department officer, foster parent and counselor, Midwest City police say.
by Tim Willert Modified: July 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm •  Published: July 7, 2012

— Police are investigating allegations that a probation officer with the state Corrections Department sexually assaulted a boy considered to be developmentally disabled.

Robert Naugle is accused of sodomizing the boy during visits to Naugle's house when the boy was 16 years old, according to a search warrant affidavit filed Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court.

On one of those visits, Naugle asked the boy to “move in and marry him,” the affidavit states.

The boy, 17, is now in the custody of the state Department of Human Services. He disclosed to a DHS worker last month that he was sexually abused by Naugle approximately one year ago while living in Midwest City, police reported.

“The investigation is ongoing,” Midwest City police Maj. Robert Cornelison said Friday. “We're dealing with a long period of time and numerous witnesses.”

Naugle, 33, has not been arrested or charged in connection with the case. He could not be reached for comment Friday.

Naugle is a foster parent and counselor, according to the affidavit, but it is not clear if he was fostering the boy.

A DHS spokesman declined to comment Friday, citing confidentiality laws.

The DHS worker told police the boy has an IQ of 68, police reported. An IQ test score below or around 70 — or as high as 75 — indicates a limitation in intellectual functioning, according to the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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