Former Okla. President and VP Will Not Be Charged in Sexual Misconduct Case

October 21, 2020

David Boren, former president of the University of Oklahoma, and James “Tripp” Hall III, former vice president, will not be charged for sexual misconduct with students, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

In February 2019, news broke that a male student alleged sexual misconduct by Boren, and in the subsequent months a total of six male former students and staff members alleged misconduct by Boren and Hall. Boren retired in 2018 and severed all ties with the university in June 2019.

An Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation probe into the allegations has ended, said special prosecutor Pat Ryan.

“As the appointed acting AG for this investigation, I have made the decision, after considering all relevant facts and circumstances, to not seek a Grand Jury criminal indictment relative to Boren’s and Hall’s alleged wrongful conduct while they were employed by the University of Oklahoma,” Ryan said in a statement to the Associated Press.

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