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Tulsa jury on Wednesday handed a 79-year-old Oakhurst
preacher prison terms totaling 30 years upon convicting
molesting and sodomizing a 5-year-old girl.
William Euel Riley received 10 years on each of two counts
lewd molestation, and one count of forcible sodomy.
acquitted him of another sodomy count.
verdicts were delivered after almost six hours of
deliberations, ending a three-day trial in Associate
Bill Beasley's court.
Riley, pastor of
Mission of Love Pentecostal Church in Oakhurst,
Riley said he had "no idea" why the girl, now
6, accused him of
Priddy contended Riley committed the crimes in
when the girl and her 3-year-old sister stayed
with the defendant.
Defense attorney Creekmore Wallace
theorized family turmoil
prompted the girl to tell a false
Another count was dismissed Monday, involving an
Riley made an indecent proposal to the
sister. Priddy said he did
not want that girl, now 4, to
have to testify.
Riley, who had been free on $50,000 bail,
was jailed Wednesday
night. Formal sentencing is set for
Feb. 15, one day before his
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