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Former Oklahoma State University student free on bail after being arrested on sexual battery charges

Former Oklahoma State University student Nathan Cochran was free on bail Friday after being arrested on sexual battery charges. Cochran, 22, faces three counts of sexual battery related to alleged assaults against two male OSU students.
by Silas Allen Published: December 15, 2012
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Cochran is scheduled to appear in Payne County District Court on Wednesday. John Coyle III, Cochran's attorney, said his client may face additional charges next week.

Stillwater police continue to investigate the case, which police Capt. Randy Dickerson said may involve an “undetermined number of young men,” some of whom were members of OSU's FarmHouse fraternity. Cochran is a former member of the fraternity.

OSU officials became aware of the alleged assaults on Nov. 12, when several people told the university's Office of Student Conduct they'd been assaulted. University officials didn't notify police. They opened student conduct hearings against Cochran.

Those hearings concluded Nov. 30. Cochran was suspended for three years beginning Friday and ordered to have no conduct with those who brought complaints against him.

Authorities eventually learned about the case through the school's student newspaper.

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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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