Court documents shed light on fourth charge against former Oklahoma State University student

A new affidavit sheds light on an incident that led to a fourth sexual battery charge against a former OSU student. Nathan Cochran, 22, is accused of targeting male victims as they slept in reported assaults police think stretched from the OSU campus to Tahlequah.
by Silas Allen Modified: January 9, 2013 at 6:59 pm •  Published: January 9, 2013
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— A new court document sheds light on an incident that led to a fourth sexual battery charge against a former Oklahoma State University student.

Nathan Cochran, 22, is accused of targeting male victims as they slept in a series of reported assaults police think stretched from the OSU campus to Tahlequah.

Prosecutors filed a fourth charge against Cochran on Friday in connection with an incident shortly before 4 a.m. Aug. 11 in Stillwater.

According to an affidavit filed Tuesday, a 22-year-old man told Stillwater police he was at Cochran's house and Cochran offered to let him sleep on a sofa bed in his living room.

The man told police he thought he would be the only person sleeping to the bed, but then found Cochran sleeping on one side of the bed. The man said he lay down on the other side of the bed with his back to Cochran, intending to go to sleep.

The man told police Cochran began rubbing his hand on his leg and back. Cochran was snoring, so the man assumed he was moving in his sleep, he told police. The man said he moved farther away from Cochran, but Cochran moved toward him and tried to put his hand inside his pants. The man told police he pushed Cochran's hand away.

The man told police he received a text message from Cochran, who was still lying a few feet away, saying Cochran wanted to know what it was like to be with a man sexually.

The man told police he told Cochran to stop touching him. When Cochran continued to touch him, the man got out of bed and left the home.

Cochran is scheduled to appear in court at 10 a.m. Feb. 4.


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by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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