Murray County, Oklahoma residents outraged over deal in rape case

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By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer jdulaney@oklahoman.comMURRAY COUNTY — In south Oklahoma, among sandstone hills and the Arbuckle Mountains, the state's third smallest county is reeling from what residents say is an inexplicable humiliation. It was here last month that a man pleaded guilty to raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl at Falls Creek church camp, and received probation. In the aftermath, this rural county of roughly 13,000 residents — who otherwise take pride in their high school football teams, the rich beauty of the rolling landscape and the ever-present draw of Turner Falls Park — has endured scorn from outsiders as news of the plea deal spread. Outside the courthouse in the town of Sulphur this week, people still brimmed with outrage at...

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Murray County, Oklahoma residents outraged over deal in rape case

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