The Norman Transcript


November 1, 2013

Trial for Dwain Pellebon wraps up today; jurors will begin deliberation phase



Defense attorneys alluded to the girl confabulating to please the forensic interviewer during the girl’s disclosure. One of the doctors testified Wednesday that the girl’s interview was confusing and she seemed like a child who was easily swayed. Also, her lack of detail in the disclosure of sexual abuse concerned him.

Another doctor testified that a child at her mental level is not sophisticated enough to maintain a lie or confabulate because they would get confused.

“I want the truth, everybody wants the truth,” the mother said Thursday.

The mother also was questioned about a particular event in which the girl would have to take off her clothes to have medical cream applied to a skin condition. The condition, eczema, was all over the girl’s body, including on her chest, back, arms, legs and buttocks, the mother said.

Sometimes Pellebon would apply the medical cream on the girl to treat the condition. During Pellebon’s interview with police, he told the investigating detective that the girl had been naked in his presence before, but it was only to apply medical cream on her.

The mother said her daughter still has eczema and although the child is 17 now, she still has to apply the cream. She testified that she talked to the girl about putting the cream on herself, but the girl said she didn’t want to.

Earlier this year, the mother also took her daughter to a psychiatrist after an incident where the girl said she saw a ghost or demons, so she threw a Bible at the window and broke the window, she said.

Prior to the incident, the girl had overheard a conversation her mother had about someone dying in their home, the mother said.

She said she told her daughter not to worry about the window, and when her daughter said she didn’t feel normal and didn’t know why she was thinking that way, she asked if the girl wanted to see a doctor. Her daughter said “yes.”

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