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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.