Former Teacher at Dibble Church School Is Headed to Trial on Sexual Abuse Charges

By Sheila Stogsdill
The Oklahoman
January 6, 2012

DIBBLE A former church school custodian and teacher will stand trial on charges he raped and molested five female students, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Dale Allan Elledge, 74, of Blanchard, was charged May 25, 2010, in McClain County with 10 counts of lewd molestation and four counts of first degree rape by instrumentation.

Two counts of lewd molestation were dismissed on Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney Jeff Virgin said. The accusations cover a period from 1998 to 2005, he said.

Elledge, who is free on $25,000 bail, is accused of molesting students at a Christian-based school, Word of Life Academy in Dibble.

School officials referred questions to their attorney, Hillary Adams, who did not return telephone calls.

Elledge was a maintenance worker tutor and helped with computer classes. He is due back in court March 28.



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