The Latest: Perry teacher’s assistant charged with molesting students

The Associated Press - February 19, 2017 10:32 am

The Latest: Perry teacher’s assistant charged with molesting students
PERRY, Okla. (AP) – A former volunteer teacher’s aide at an elementary school in Perry is charged with molesting students and the school’s principal and a teacher are charged with failing to report the allegations.
Eighty-five-year-old Arnold Cowen faces 18 counts of lewd acts with a child, two counts of lewd or indecent proposals and one count of possessing child pornography.
An attorney listed for Cowen did not immediately return a phone call for comment Saturday.
Perry Upper Elementary Principal Kenda Miller and fifth-grade math teacher Jeffrey Sullins are both charged with misdemeanor failing to report child abuse or neglect.
Miller’s attorney has filed a motion to dismiss the charge. No attorney is listed for Sullins.
Police say Miller and Sullins told investigators they didn’t report the allegations because they believed the allegations were false.


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