The Norman Transcript


October 29, 2013

Pellebon denies allegations of sexual abuse in recording



Earlier in the interview, Pellebon described the relationships he had with other girls. He told Freudiger he thought the allegations had something to do with the way he relates to children because they had some friend drama recently arise.

Pellebon told the detective how people perceived him differently because he was so affectionate and loving toward some of the girls.

He said parents of the children he had relationships with knew what kind of relationship he had with them. He said the relationships were always in context and operating within the family’s permission.

“I would be completely shocked if any child described me as being sexual,” Pellebon said during the interview.

Pellebon told Freudiger he would show the girls affection by hugging them, giving them kisses on the face, cuddling during movies or sometimes petting them with adoration. When Freudiger asked what feelings Pellebon got from that kind of contact, Pellebon said “warm.”

“It never progressed, nor was there any intent for it (to),” Pellebon said.

He said he had steady relationships with children over time, but perceptions of those relationships has changed over time.

Pellebon said during the interview he is still friends with other girls he had been close with who he watched grow up and continues to have an adult friendship with them.

Pellebon said he can relate to children more easily and he grows closer to children more quickly than he can with adults. He said, for example, one of the victims was someone he “just liked” and someone he felt “connected to.”

“When I see (the victim), I just like her, I love her,” Pellebon said during the interview, describing their relationship as the victim being a godchild to him.

Pellebon also admitted during the interview to previously being investigated for an incident with one of his “godchildren,” as he described some of the girls. The incident involved him “cuddling” with the girl.

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