Oklahoma school sued for alleged sexual abuse of students

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma school and its board of directors is sued on behalf of 15 girls who say they were molested by a teacher to help.

The federal lawsuit filed Friday in Oklahoma City wants unspecified damages from the Perry school district and the school board for allegedly failing to protect the elementary students of mistreatment by 86-year-old Arnold Cowen.

No lawyer for the school or the board of directors is listed in the court documents.

Cowen has pleaded not guilty to 19 felony charges of committing obscene or indecent acts with a child under 16, one count of making an indecent proposal and one count of possession of child pornography.

Former principal, Kenda Miller and former teacher of Jeffrey Sullins face misdemeanor charges of failure to report child abuse.

Sullins has pleaded not guilty, while Miller has requested that the claim be rejected.

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