405-778-4800
Criminal Attorney Oklahoma Defense Lawyer Adam R. Banner OKLAHOMA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY AT LAW

Convicted Norman North Rapist Sentenced for Probation Violation

20-Jan-2017

The Norman North High School student whose alleged acts spurred the "Yes All Daughters" movement was sentenced yesterday for violating his probation as a convicted sex offender.

Tristen Killman-Harden, now 20, was convicted in 2015 of first degree rape after sexually assaulting an unconscious 16-year-old girl. The Norman North student had been accused of sexual assault twice prior to the incident for which he was convicted, yet was allowed to remain at school. The advocacy group Yes All Daughters was borne of the school's response to the allegations against the teen. They argued that he was allowed to remain at school, while his alleged victims were forced to leave the school in the face of bullying and retaliation.

After his conviction on two counts of first degree rape, Killman-Harden was sentenced to two consecutive 10 year sentences; however, eight years of each term was suspended. This means that he was to spend two years in prison followed by eight years of probation. According to Oklahoma Department of Corrections records, the young man spent just over a year in prison before his release in August 2016.

As part of his probation and the terms of his sex offender registration, Killman-Harden is prohibited from being near school grounds. However, he violated his probation and was arrested in early November for being within the "zone of safety" (21 O.S. § 1125) surrounding Norman North High School. 

Because this violation of the sex offender requirements violated his probation, the defendant faced the revocation of his suspended sentence, which would have sent him to prison for the remaining 7 years of his sentence. However, when he pleaded guilty to the charge of being a sex offender violating the safety zone, Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley sentenced him to a year in prison. 

In sentencing the young sex offender, Judge Walkley cautioned him that the remaining 7 years of his sentence will "

"hang over your head if you blow this deal again."

A spokesman for Yes All Daughters expressed disappointment in the sentence, insinuating that serving only a year in prison for rape was too light a sentence to begin with, and wishing that his violation had revoked the suspended sentence. 

However, the Cleveland County Assistant District Attorney prosecuting the case agreed that the one year sentence--the maximum allowable for violating the safety zone as a sex offender--was an appropriate sentence given the facts of the case.

Read more about Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration rules and requirements.

 

 



All News

More News

Oklahoma Soon to Lead the Nation in Incarceration Rate

02-Apr-2018

As Oklahoma teachers descend upon the state Capitol this week to p..

Domestic Call Ends in Multiple Charges for Man Accused in Standoff

19-Mar-2018

Nicoma Park police and Oklahoma County sheriff's deputies respondi..

Fallin Green Lights Deal for Criminal Justice Reform Laws

07-Mar-2018

Since last year, several criminal justice reform bills have been o..

Law Enforcement as First Responders in Mental Health Crisis

26-Feb-2018

On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza murdered his mother b..

Weatherford Resident with al Quaeda Ties Attended Chickasha Flight School

12-Feb-2018

A Saudi national living in Weatherford was indicted last week on c..

Actor Awaiting Child Porn Sentencing Found Dead

31-Jan-2018

Former "Glee" actor Mark Salling, who was awaiting sentencing on c..

Oklahoma City Man Arrested for Child Pornography Twice in Two Years

18-Jan-2018

Canadian County Sheriff's Deputies arrested an Oklahoma City man o..

Ex-Pharmacist Appeals Murder Conviction in Federal Court

01-Jan-2018

On May 19, 2009, two masked intruders attempted to rob the Reliabl..

Despite Denied Request, U.S. Justice Department Plans Inspection of Oklahoma County Jail

27-Dec-2017

There is no question that the Oklahoma County Jail has had more th..

Oklahoma County Jail Criticized for Lack of Transparency in Jail Deaths

23-Dec-2017

Last year, the Oklahoma County Jail broke a new record, although i..

×