Alleged attack occurred in the boy's bathroom during a recent track meet.
BAKER — An 18-year-old Baker School senior has been charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a victim between the ages of 12 and 16 for an alleged attack during a school track meet.
Oakley Kimbrel, who medaled last year in discus at the Class 1A state track championships, provided a written statement to school officials concerning the allegations on March 10, the day after the meet, according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
According to the report, the victim already had competed in one event but failed to show when called for her second event.
A family member looked for the girl and found her near the boy's bathroom, according to the repot. The victim was visibly upset and had red marks on her chest and neck, the report said. She told the family member who found her that Kimbrel had taken her inside the restroom, locked the door and would not let her out. He also forced sexual contact, the report said.
Baker's school resource officer was contacted immediately.
An Okaloosa County sheriff's deputy went to the victim’s house that evening. The girl told him she knew Kimbrel and that she consented to go into the boy's bathroom with him, where he started touching and kissing her inside a stall. When she heard her second event being called, she tried to leave but Kimbrel went to the main entrance of the bathroom and locked the door. He then put his fingers on her lips, telling her to be quiet, the report said.
Kimbrel continued the alleged attack, kissing her neck and touching her breasts, and then pulled out his penis and made her touch it, the report said. He also pulled her pants down, began rubbing her leg, picked her up and slammed her against the wall, according to the report. Kimbrel, who is 6 feet, 3 inches tall, is a foot taller than the victim, the deputy noted.
The alleged attack continued — including an attempt by Kimbrel to penetrate the victim with his penis, according to the report — until they heard people calling her name, at which point they got dressed and left the bathroom.
The victim went to the Children’s Advocacy Center in Niceville for an exam that evening. By the next day, bruises had started to show on her left shoulder and upper right arm, the report said.
When Kimbrel provided the written statement to school officials, he admitted to being in the boy’s bathroom handicap stall with the victim, but said she initiated contact with him and that the activity was consensual. Kimbrel was arrested and booked into the Okaloosa County Jail on March 21 and released on $5,000 bond the following day. His first court appearance is scheduled May 3.