Pocola Superintendent Accused Of Rape


Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 10:56 pm
By: News On 6


News On 6

POCOLA, OK -- The superintendent of Pocola Schools has been arrested after being accused of raping a 5-year-old girl.

Bruce Shelley is charged with rape by instrumentation.  Shelley is free on $25,000 bond after surrendering to authorities in Okemah.

Police reports say Shelley is accused of molesting the girl, who was a family member, around bath time.  They say the girl's mother started to suspect abuse, when she discovered the 5-year-old in an inappropriate act with her own younger brother.

Shelley is due back in court next week.

Shelley became superintendent at Pocola on July 1.