Mayor Of Pittsburg County Town Arrested For Sexually Abusing Child

Friday, June 10th 2011, 3:49 pm
By: News On 6

MCALESTER, Oklahoma -- A retired Tulsa firefighter and now mayor of the Pittsburg County community of Haileyville was arrested on Wednesday on a charge of sexually abusing a child under the age of 12.

The charge filed in Pittsburg County court, alleges Delbert Starr, Jr. sexually abused a girl who was 3-years-old at the time.  Court documents said the incident occurred at Starr's home on November 9, 2009.

Starr was elected Haileyville's mayor in April.

In a story first published in the McAlester News-Capital, editor James Beaty reported Starr moved to Haileyville in 2001 after working for the Tulsa Fire Department for 32 years.

Starr was booked into the Pittsburg County jail following his arrest.