Some of these victims were members of FarmHouse fraternity, Dickerson said, but investigators have learned many are not.
Dickerson said the allegations so far indicate the lone suspect was acting independently to commit illegal acts on a number of victims. The incidents may have occurred in Stillwater, Tahlequah and on OSU’s Stillwater campus.
Dickerson released a statement Tuesday praising FarmHouse’s handling of the allegations.
School officials and police said when the fraternity learned of the accusations it immediately notified the Interfraternity Council.
“In no way did the fraternity condone these actions or contribute to them in any way that we are aware,” Dickerson said. “We will continue to work with OSU police while the investigation continues.”
Details also emerged in an assault that may have occurred outside of Stillwater. Dickerson notified Tahlequah police Monday.
“Apparently an OSU student came home for a holiday break and brought another student with him to Tahlequah,” said Tahlequah police spokesman Brad Robertson. “While the two were here, there was an alleged assault. The victim is the person from the Tahlequah area, and the suspect in this investigation is the person [the victim] brought home with him.”
Robertson said the Tahlequah victim has not contacted Tahlequah police and is likely back in Stillwater.