Murray State College student charged with rape

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TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KXII) - "We have a very safe quiet campus and this just a shock to everybody," Joy McDaniel said.

President of Murray State College Joy McDaniel says campus police learned about the on campus sexual assault last week.

Campus police called in the the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to assist.

"We have a no tolerance for this kind of behavior and activity," McDaniel said. "We will follow the letter of the law when something like this occurs."

According to an affidavit, Dakota Martin was playing cards in his dorm room with another student and a woman.

When the game was over, Martin admitted to investigators that he and the other student took the woman's phone, wallet, keys and other belongings.

That's when he told the woman she could only have her stuff back if she had sex with him.

The other student left with her belongings, and she refused to have sex.

Investigators say Martin admitted to then forcing himself on her.

"They came and did an investigation, charges were filed, and I believe arraignment has happened and bail has been posted," McDaniel said. The young man is no longer on campus."

McDaniel says Martin could face discipline including possible expulsion.

McDaniel says victims of sexual assault are referred to resources outside of the campus and that employees and students are required to take a sexual assault education training.

McDaniel says they are continuing to provide support and security for the woman.

"What was mostly involved had to do with trying to keep her in class and helping her be successful," McDaniel said.

Martin is out on bond.

He is due back in court next month.



 
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