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Abuse case against former professor will go to trial

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NORMAN, Okla.—The case against a former University of Oklahoma professor, who is accused of sexually abusing young girls, will go to trial.

A Cleveland County judge ruled that there is enough evidence for 55-year-old Dwain Pellebon to stand trial on charges of lewd acts with a child and child sexual abuse by lewd acts.

Pellebon was arrested in December after a 13-year-old girl claimed she witnessed him abuse another girl.

In addition, a mentally disabled 15-year-old told investigators Pellebon raped her at least two times.

During the preliminary hearing, a total of six witnesses testified that Pellebon inappropriately touched them.

He is currently free on a $75,000 bond but has been ordered to stay away from children.