Adoptive father sentenced 100 years for child sex abuse

An Oklahoma City man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Thursday for over 20 counts of child sex abuse.

The District Attorney's Office requested that Robert Allen Shirley, 54, be sentenced to 200 years, but District Judge Lori Walkley lowered the sentenced to 100 years, said Shirley's defense attorney Elton Jenkins on Friday.

Shirley was charged with 26 counts of child sex abuse and two counts of enabling child abuse in 2013 after several children were forensically interviewed at the Mary Abbott Children's House.

According to an affidavit filed with the charges, Shirley’s wife reported that her four children said they were sexually molested by Shirley, the children's adoptive father, records show.

The children, two females and two males, ranged in age from eight to 11. The abuse began sometime in 2011 beginning with the oldest female, the affidavit states.

The siblings were forced to shower together, touch each other inappropriately and Shirley engaged in inappropriate sexual acts with them, the document said.

All of the incidents occurred in Shirley’s Oklahoma City home, located in Cleveland County, the affidavit shows.


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