High school student accused in sexual assault near campus

Ponca City Now - February 5, 2016 7:58 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – An 18-year-old male Tulsa high school student accused of sexually assaulting another student off campus has been arrested.

Tulsa police Cpl. Eric Leverington said that police were called to Nathan Hale High School just before 1 p.m. Thursday, and were told that a 17-year-old student had reported that she had been sexually assaulted by another student near campus.

The suspect later turned himself in to police later that day and he was arrested on complaints of first-degree rape and forcible sodomy.

Tulsa Public Schools spokesman Chris Payne said Thursday that the school is working closely with police as they investigate the allegations.


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