University of Tulsa student arrested in connection with alleged sexual battery at fraternity house

Posted at 1:52 PM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 15:25:43-05

TULSA -- A University of Tulsa student was arrested Tuesday morning on a count of sexual battery.

The police report says the incident took place at a fraternity house on campus.

The alleged victim said she was asleep on a couch at the fraternity house when she felt a hand going up her shirt and down her pants.

The woman said she heard the suspect's zipper come undone, at which point she said she fled the building, leaving her shoes behind.

Zach Martin, 18, was arrested in connection with the incident. The police report says Martin admitted to inappropriately touching the woman.

Police said Martin is linked to two other sexual assault cases. After he was arrested, two more alleged victims came forward. 

Martin has been dismissed from the university, campus officials said. The university sent out the following statement about the incident:

"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."

Martin's bail was set at $2,000.

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