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NPR to represent 12 year old girl in molestation case

February 7, 2017

PAGE 4 PERRY DAILY JOURNAL, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017

Oklahoma City – The family of a 12-year-old
Perry girl has retained the legal services of
attorneys Cameron Spradling of Oklahoma City
and Neil Smith of the nationally recognized law
firm of Nix, Patterson & Roach in regards to
the recent arrest of Perry Upper Elementary
teacher’s assistant, Arnold Cowen for molestation
with 12 separate counts of lewd or indecent
proposals/acts to underage children and buying,
possessing and procuring child pornography.
Recent events include a special School Board
meeting Feb. 1, 2017, for the Perry School
District to retain counsel. During the open meeting,
representatives of a Tulsa law firm and an
Oklahoma City law firm responded to questions
from the board.
Mr. Spradling insists, “The people of Perry,
Oklahoma have a right to know what happened
and the truth is readily available to each and
every member of this community through the
courthouse.”
• Request the Court Clerk’s Office at the
Noble County Courthouse 300 Courthouse
Drive, Perry, Oklahoma 73077-6649, telephone
number 580-336-5187 to provide a copy
of the “Affidavit” signed by the Assistant Chief
of Police Forrest R. Smith and filed as a public
record on January 30, 2017, in the matter of
State of Oklahoma v. Arnold Cowen, Case No.
CPC-2017-22.
House Bill 1384 or more commonly known
as the Parents’ Bill of Rights, which was coauthored
by Perry’s Oklahoma State Senator
AJ Griffin, and the Oklahoma Child Abuse
Reporting and Prevention Act requires schools
to report any and all sexual abuse allegations
regardless of the principal and faculty’s opinion.