Law and order

One of the four former Norman North wrestlers accused of sexually assaulting teammates will no longer have to prove his innocence after a juvenile petition filed by the Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn to dismiss the case. Mashburn also serves as the DA for Garvin County, where the charges were filed.

“I can confirm that [Sage Gandenberger] has no legal actions pending against him," defense attorney Elton Jenkins said. "By all accounts, Gandenberger is an amazing kid. I think he handled adversity very maturely and I’m very proud of him.” 

Gandenberger was charged with three counts of rape by instrumentation early last year after an alleged incident took place on a Norman school bus returning from a wrestling meet in Pauls Valley, along with two other former Norman North wrestlers. A fourth was charged with one count of rape by instrumentation. Gandenberger is currently enrolled at Norman High School, according to Jenkins. The Transcript is working to confirm the trial status of the other three former wrestlers.

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Jacob McGuire is the Crime and Courts reporter for The Norman Transcript. McGuire is currently pursuing his MPA at the University of Oklahoma.