Former TU student charged with 4 counts of sexual battery after campus arrest
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- A former student at the University of Tulsa is charged with four counts of sexual battery after his arrest last week on campus.
The Tulsa County District Attorney filed the charges Wednesday against 18-year-old Zach Martin. Martin was arrested Dec. 5 after a female student reported being assaulted on campus early that morning.
Police arrived and found Martin who they say confessed during his interview.
At the time, investigators were looking at Martin in connection with several other recent assaults. Court records show the first assault occurred Aug. 23. The next was Dec. 4, followed by two incidents Dec. 5.
The university dismissed Martin shortly after his arrest and released the following statement:
University of Tulsa Campus Security has received a report of two students who were sexually assaulted by another student on campus early this morning. Officers from TU and Tulsa Police Department were summoned to investigate the case. The suspect was arrested and has been dismissed by the university.
Our top priority is the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. University administrators will continue to push for increased education and awareness on this issue.
Students who experience sexual violence are encouraged to report the incident as soon as possible to appropriate university officials such as Campus Security, Housing or Student Services staff, a faculty member or Counseling and Psychological Services staff. Information on resources is available at https://utulsa.edu/campus-life/student-affairs/sexual-violence-prevention-education/getting-care/