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Regional Briefing

-- Martin Weil

Ex-Dean Convicted of Sex Abuse

A former Regent University dean has been convicted of sexually abusing children.

Stephen McPherson, who worked as an assistant dean of the law school, pleaded guilty Friday in Chesapeake Circuit Court to two counts of forcible sodomy and two counts of object sexual penetration. Sentencing is scheduled for May 22.

According to indictments, the charges stemmed from events between May 2000 and May 2002 that were reported to Chesapeake police in July 2007.

-- Associated Press

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