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Affidavit states Oklahoma school delayed reporting sexual assault

The Associated Press - November 29, 2017 10:02 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Investigators say officials at a suburban Tulsa high school failed to promptly report the sexual assault of a 16-year-old football player by several of his teammates during an event at the superintendent’s house.

A search warrant affidavit filed Monday in district court says Bixby High School administrators delayed reporting the September attack “for days.” Failing to promptly report sexual assaults on minors is a misdemeanor in Oklahoma.

The boy told detectives that a teammate assaulted him while three others held him down at the home of Bixby Public Schools Superintendent Kyle Wood. Investigators say a fifth player recorded the assault on a cellphone, and another blocked a door.

Wood and the Bixby Police Department declined comment Tuesday. They referred calls to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, which is leading the investigation.

 

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