Man charged with rape in Oklahoma high school case

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Posted: Dec 02, 2014 5:29 PM

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old Oklahoma man with rape in a case that sparked a protest at Norman High School.

Cleveland County prosecutors filed two counts of first-degree rape Tuesday against Tristen Kole Killman-Hardin. Police say he is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old girl who was intoxicated and incapable of giving consent.

District Attorney Greg Mashburn confirmed Tuesday that police were investigating rape allegations by at least two other girls and that additional charges are "an open possibility."

Students claimed school administrators mishandled subsequent bullying of the alleged victim and walked out of school Nov. 24 in protest.

Killman-Hardin was booked into the Cleveland County jail Tuesday afternoon on $250,000 bond. Court records do not indicate whether he has an attorney.