UPDATE: Jury selected for Oakman trial

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UPDATE: The jury has already been selected in the case of former Baylor Football player Shawn Oakman.

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After a delay following 19th District Court Judge Ralph Strother’s recusal of himself from the case, the sexual assault trial of Shawn Oakman was set to resume before visiting judge Mike Snipes.

That after another visiting judge conducted an evidentiary hearing on Oakman’s defense attorney to have the case against him dismissed.

The judge also denied another motion to disqualify the prosecutors assigned to the case.

Jury selection was set to begin at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and was expected to take the rest of the day.

Oakman is accused of assaulting a woman he met at a night club after asking her to go with him to his home in 2016.

In his arrest affidavit, police say Oakman admitted having sex with the woman – but claimed it was consensual.

Earlier motions to have the trial moved out of McLennan County because of previous publicity of both this case and other Baylor sexual assault issues were denied earlier.

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