(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing man remains jailed on $200,000 bail pending his Sept. 19 sentencing for sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl and physically abusing a 15-year-old boy, both of whom are his relatives.

    Donald Wayne Ward Jr., 35, who was originally charged with abusing three young relatives, pleaded guilty Friday to an amended charge of punching the boy in the chest and fondling the girl this year.

    Ward also pleaded guilty Friday to possessing a .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol in October while he was a convicted felon for possessing a drug in Pushmataha County in 2002.

    Payne County Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler accepted Ward’s guilty pleas and ordered a background investigation prior to his sentencing.

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