Prosecutor: Getting team sex assault case info 'difficult'

Posted at 2:28 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 04:48:35-05

BIXBY, Okla. (AP) -- A prosecutor says it's been "frustratingly difficult" obtaining key details from an Oklahoma school district being investigated for failing to immediately alert police after a 16-year-old football player said he was sexually assaulted by several teammates.

Prosecutor Matt Ballard in a statement Wednesday addressed criticism from Bixby school board members who called on Ballard to correct what they said are factual errors in a case affidavit. The board didn't specify what was wrong.

School officials are accused of waiting eight days to report what was first deemed a "hazing incident" after the boy told officials a teammate had inserted a pool cue into his anus through his shorts while others restrained him.

The boy said he was assaulted in September during a team event at the home of ex-Superintendent Kyle Wood, who resigned Tuesday.

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