Wayne Allen


A jury Thursday recommended 195 years in prison for a Tulsa man who inflicted the “worst” sexual abuse on a relative that a prosecutor said she has ever presented to a jury.

Wayne Lee Allen, 52, is charged in Tulsa County District Court with five counts of child sexual abuse-child under 12 and one count of child neglect for offenses spanning 2014 and 2017.

The jury found him guilty of all counts.

Allen faced a four-day jury trial in which two relatives testified against him, telling the jury of the repeated physical and sexual abuse they endured, according to a news release.

Prosecutor Stephanie Jacoby said testifying was difficult for the children.

“I am overwhelmingly proud of these victims for the bravery they showed in conquering their terror at facing their (relative) in court,” Jacoby said in the release. “With this jury’s verdict, my hope now is that these children can continue to thrive in the new life that is before them. They are currently in an amazing foster situation. I am so grateful that they can finally rest, knowing that this jury assured that (Allen) will never be able to victimize them again.”

A judge will formally sentence Allen in late July. He is being held without bond in the Tulsa County jail.

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Kelsy Schlotthauer



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Kelsy graduated with a journalism degree from Oklahoma State University in 2018 and moved to Colorado to cover breaking news before The World called her home in 2019. Follow her on Twitter for real-time reports. Phone: (918) 581-8455

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