Ohio State senior cornerback Amir Riep and redshirt senior linebacker/safety Jahsen Wint were charged with rape and kidnapping by Columbus Police on Tuesday.
Both men were arrested and booked into the Franklin County Jail early Wednesday morning. The charges are first-degree felonies, and their arraignments are scheduled for Thursday morning.
Ohio State has suspended the two players indefinitely from all football team activities.
“We are aware that two of our students have been arrested and criminally charged,” an Ohio State spokesperson said in a statement. “They have been suspended from all activities involving the football program. We will share more information when available.”
Terrell Maurice Perriman, 20, of Miami, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Thursday for investigation of kidnapping, rape, enticing a minor and dealing in harmful materials to a minor.
Salt Lake police say Perriman met a 17-year-old girl on Instagram and the two continued to communicate on Snapchat.
“The victim stated the suspect pressured her multiple times to send him nude photos. The victim also received multiple videos that were sexually graphic in nature and pictures that was also sexually graphic in nature,” according to a police affidavit.
The girl later met with Perriman at his apartment in downtown Salt Lake City. Once there, Perriman refused to let the girl leave until she engaged in sexual activity with him, the affidavit states.
“While in the bedroom the victim observed a blue Taser and she stated she was afraid he would use it on her. The victim repeatedly asked Perriman if she could leave but he refused,” the affidavit states. “The victim stated that she started crying because she wanted to leave and she was scared. The victim attempted to leave the room, the suspect caught her attempting to leave and physically forced her back into the room.”
Perriman then raped the girl while putting his hand over her mouth to prevent her from screaming, according to the police affidavit.
Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking did not know how long the girl was held captive or how she was able to escape. After police became aware of the situation, they were able to track down Perriman and arrest him early Thursday without incident.Now police fear there could be additional victims.
Gator wide receiver Justin Watkins has been arrested in Gainesville and faces four charges( two felony counts) including two counts battery, kidnapping/false imprisonment. and domestic battery by strangulation.
According to the arrest report, on July 20th, Watkins intentionally struck a woman, both with an open and closed fist on both sides of her head while he held her down on a bed.
The report goes on to say Watkins choked the woman multiple times while continuing to pin her down on the bed.
Police say Watkins then confined the women to his dorm room by standing in the doorway and blocking the exit.
The report says the woman was physically restrained by Watkins until she sprayed him with mace out of self defense.
Police say Watkins then chased the woman out, threw multiple items at her including a brush and container of “hair grease” causing bleeding and swelling.
The Gators have suspended Watkins indefinitely.
This is Watkins second arrest of the offseason. He was charged in May for trespassing near Vanguard High School after following a woman to a gas station, destroying her phone, kicking her car.