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Mon February 4, 2013

Court Hearing Set in OSU Sexual Battery Case

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A court hearing is planned in Payne County for an Oklahoma State University student charged with sexual battery.

The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday in Stillwater for Nathan Cochran, who has pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual battery. Prosecutors allege that Cochran molested or attempted to molest two male students while they slept in a dorm room.

OSU has drawn criticism for not immediately reporting the alleged incidents when they first came to light in November. Police say they didn't learn of the case until Dec. 6 when contacted for comment by the campus newspaper.

A judge is expected to schedule a preliminary hearing at Monday's court proceedings.


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