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University of Oklahoma professor resigns amid sex abuse charges

A University of Oklahoma professor accused of sex crimes involving teenage girls has resigned from the university, school officials say.
BY ANDREW KNITTLE aknittle@opubco.com Published: December 22, 2011

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Dwain Pellebon

She also said he had a collage in his office covered with scantily clad little girls.

An ‘affectionate, sensual man'

Pellebon has described himself to investigators as an “affectionate, sensual man who liked to hug, kiss, cuddle and stroke young girls that he felt close to,” according to court documents.

The professor, free on $75,000 bail, told police during an interview at his house that he'd viewed child pornography “one time” but that he'd never downloaded any.

In 2001, Pellebon was investigated by DHS for allegations involving a young girl but the alleged victim — the daughter of a former Norman police officer — failed to give investigators a statement and no charges were filed, documents show.

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