Tulsa lawyer to stand trial

Saturday, September 16th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- A judge has ordered a Tulsa lawyer to stand trial for an alleged attack on a woman in which the woman's five-year-old girl was injured.

Tulsa County Special Judge Kyle Haskins yesterday ordered 49-year-old William Ray Redell held on five felonies.

The alleged victim says she did part-time clerical work for Redell at his home-based law office and went into his living room on May 29th. There, she says she Redell masturbating while an adult movie played on a television.

She says Redell grabbed her, dragged her down and told her she was going to perform oral sex. The woman says Redell ripped her clothing, bit her chest, put his hand in her pants and banged her head against the floor.

A defense attorney maintains Redell is innocent. Redell's license to practice law in Oklahoma has been suspended for failure to comply with legal education requirements.