OSU Sexual Assault Court Hearing Delayed

Aug 2, 2013

A judge has rescheduled the arraignment for a former Oklahoma State University student accused of sexual assault.

The Spirit Rider statue on Oklahoma State University's Stillwater campus.
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Nathan Cochran was due in court Friday for an arraignment in Payne County, but a judge delayed that until Sept. 6 at 1:30 p.m. Cochran is charged with four counts of sexual battery and is accused of groping male students while they slept.

Cochran has pleaded not guilty. Affidavits filed in the case allege that the incidents occurred in August and November in 2012.

OSU officials came under fire for not immediately reporting the alleged incidents to authorities. Local police say they didn't learn of the allegations until Dec. 6, when contacted for comment by OSU's college newspaper.