Okla. St. President Wants Review of Sex Assaults - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Okla. St. President Wants Review of Sex Assaults

STILLWATER, Okla. -

Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis is calling for a task force to review the university's handling of recent sexual assaults on campus.

OSU student Nathan Michael Cochran faces three counts of sexual battery against fellow students. Cochran has pleaded not guilty.

OSU says it has suspended him.

Hargis said in a statement Thursday that he wants a comprehensive investigation into how the allegations were handled and asked Board of Regents Chairman Andy Lester to expand the work of a task force created this summer. That task force was created to review the policies, practices and procedures related to sexual misconduct in the aftermath of sexual misconduct allegations at Penn State and the later conviction of a former Penn State football coach on the charges.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Authorities await ID on body found in burned car

    Authorities await ID on body found in burned car

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:17:48 GMT
    Authorities are investigating after a person was found dead inside of a burned car in St. Francis County.More >>
    Authorities are investigating after a person was found dead inside of a burned car in St. Francis County.More >>
  • Homeless man arrested in stabbing death of NLR man

    Homeless man arrested in stabbing death of NLR man

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:01:39 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) – A homeless man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly stabbing a man to death. Little Rock police officers were called to 1400 North Street, but were flagged down by a white male, Leslie Webb, on La Harpe.More >>
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) – A homeless man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly stabbing a man to death. Little Rock police officers were called to 1400 North Street, but were flagged down by a white male, Leslie Webb, on La Harpe.More >>
  • Cold Front To Increase Showers and T-Storms Thursday

    Cold Front To Increase Showers and T-Storms Thursday

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:50:29 GMT
    A cold air mass will remain over Arkansas this Christmas holiday. With sunshine on this Christmas Eve we'll see highs only in the upper 30s to mid 40's over the state.More >>
    Warm conditions will dominate the upcoming weekend and beyondMore >>