Teen Accused in Multiple Sexual Assaults Charged as Youthful Offender

A 16-year-old was formally charged as a juvenile Friday in connection to multiple sexual assaults and burglary.

Court documents indicate that the teen faces a total 15 counts. A court appearance has not been scheduled at this time. He was taken into custody on Feb. 6. Detectives with the Tulsa Police Department allege that he's believed to be the individual behind four sexual assault incidents dating back to November.

According to a statement from TPD, he reportedly assaulted an 18-year-old Union student behind a shopping complex near 71st and Mingo last Thursday. She had been walking to school that morning.