Sexual Assault Investigations Underway At Two Moore Schools


Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 10:41 pm
By: News 9


Two new investigations involving the sexual assaults involving students have surfaced, this time in Moore.

Details of the investigation are sparse, but police said this is very similar to the allegations surrounding Norman North High School wrestlers.

These new allegations were reported to Moore Public Schools and police about a week after similar reports were made in Norman.

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Moore police told News 9 they are close to wrapping up these two investigations and they will submit their reports to the district attorney. 

News of new sexual assault allegations involving Moore wrestlers was released the day after four Norman North High School students were charged with multiple counts of rape.

At this time, Moore police are releasing few details of their investigation but call it "similar to what happened at Norman North High School."

“Just with the information that was given to us about the initial incidents it is disturbing,” Moore police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said.

In a statement Tuesday, Moore Public Schools said the first reported assault happened at Central Junior High on January 14.

The second incident happened "in the wrestling room at Southmoore High" the night of January 19.

“There's a lot of witnesses, a lot of people interviewed. So how many victims, suspects come up that's what we have kinda been waiting on,” Lewis said.

Moore Public Schools and police applaud the swift acting staff and said, "We are proud of the staff and students who came forward without delay to report what was observed."

“Hopefully getting this out the way we are, kids will understand that it's not really horseplay when you take it to this level it turns into a very serious crime,” Lewis said.