Lamar Anthony Dawson, 23, whose last known residence was in Logan, was charged Tuesday in 1st District Court with the first-degree felony.
The charge comes less than a week after former Utah State University football star Torrey Green was sentenced to 26 years to life at the Utah State Prison for raping five women and sexually assaulting a sixth.
On Feb. 14, Dawson exchanged several text messages with a woman who stated multiple times that she was very drunk, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in 1st District Court. Dawson then asks the woman if he can come over to her residence, the charges state. The woman eventually agreed but told Dawson, “don’t expect sex because I’m not in the right mindset to make that decision,” the charges state.
Dawson, however, later told police that he did have sex with the woman that night, even though he told her the next morning that they did not, according to the charges.
“When asked why he lied to (her) about having sex, he stated he was afraid she was trying to ‘pin’ something on him,” the charges state. “Mr. Dawson denied that (she) was so drunk that she didn’t know what she was doing.”
Investigators noted that when the woman was examined at a local hospital 10 hours after the alleged assault, the woman still had a blood-alcohol content of .04 percent, according to charging documents.
Police further stated in their arrest warrant that after speaking with Dawson, they “learned Mr. Dawson has been suspended from all activities involving his team at Utah State University. If that is the case, it is possible Mr. Dawson is in the process of returning home to Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Dawson has no other known ties to the Logan area.”
Dawson enrolled at Utah State last June and was a redshirt sophomore, according to the team roster. He is not listed on the 2019 Utah State University football roster.
LSU running back Alphonso “Tae” Provens has been released on bond after being arrested on third degree rape charges, according to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Provens was placed in custody at 1:22 p.m. on Wednesday and booked into EBR Parish Prison before being released on a $15,000 listed bond.
The incident is alleged to have occurred on March 24 between 3-4:40 a.m. in Provens’ apartment at Nicholson Gateway on LSU’s campus.
The victim and another female went back to Provens apartment in Riverbend Hall after spending part of their night in Tigerland, according to the arrest report obtained by NOLA.com | The Times Picayune.
The victim said when she asked to use the restroom, Provens offered her to use the bathroom in his bedroom but then followed her into the room. The victims’ memory became hazy at that point and she “blacks out.”
The victim told police the next thing she remembers was Provens removing her shirt and the victim clutching her underwear as it was being removed. She then states Provens began to sexually assault her but stopped momentarily as the victim said, “No, no, no.”
The report states Provens continued the assault, but the victim was able to get up from under him and get dressed before leaving the room.
Demetreius Mayes, 18, is accused of raping an intoxicated person who police said he met at an off-campus party Saturday.
The victim described accepting a ride from Mayes and several other men after the party, and being taken to a room on campus by Mayes. The victim then detailed waking up later, undressed, while being penetrated by Mayes, according to an arrest affidavit.
When the victim stood up to leave, the victim said Mayes blocked the door, according to the affidavit.
“The UCF Police Department is committed to a thorough, professional investigation of all criminal incidents reported to us, and we’re dedicated to a culture of care that starts by believing the brave survivors who seek our assistance,” UCF Police Chief Carl Metzger said in a statement Wednesday. “This survivor’s well-being will continue to be a priority for our department and our university.”
Mayes is a freshman linebacker for the Knights. He played football for Miami Northwestern Senior High before committing to UCF in 2017.
LOGAN — A 19-year-old Utah State University football player has been arrested and charged with raping a girl at a party. Jamaal Evans was booked Wednesday night into the Cache County Jail.
The state’s highest criminal court on Wednesday upheld the sexual assault conviction of former Baylor University football player Sam Ukwuachu, reversing a lower court that had ordered a new trial because jurors were not shown text messages between the accuser and a friend.
The Waco-based 10th Court of Appeals had tossed out the conviction, ruling that the trial judge improperly excluded several text messages that the accuser, a fellow student athlete identified in court documents as CW, sent to a friend in October 2013. Defense lawyers wanted to introduce into evidence texts sent prior to a message in which CW said Ukwuachu ““just raped me basically.”
A unanimous Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said the trial judge properly excluded the prior text messages.
The ruling — an opinion joined by four judges and two concurring opinions joined by the court’s five other judges — returns Ukwuachu’s case to the 10th Court of Appeals to consider other objections raised by the former football player.
Ukwuachu, a one-time All-American who transferred to Baylor, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation and ordered to register as a sex offender.
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Now, he’s accused of rape and is the only one the 15-year-old victim could identify, telling police the man who raped her had a football scholarship to college.
“I had no idea of any of it, neither did he. Not until December,” said Shileta Bailey.
Her son, 19-year-old Dacoven Bailey, is just one of the men accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in July at a party in Pilot Point.
In a written court statement, the woman who filed the order says she met Anderson at a bar on Nov. 16, two days before OU’s football game at Kansas.
The woman claims she went to a second bar with Anderson and planned on taking an Uber home, but, “Rodney’s friends insisted that he take me home.”
In the statement, the woman wrote, “All I remembered from the night was kissing him and vomiting for about 20 minutes. This past weekend, I was talking to a friend about the night and started recalling images and feelings of him forcing his fingers into my vagina and feeling sick, him biting me and me not feeling like I could say anything, and trying to get away from him to put clothes on.”
The Memphis police department announced Saturday that Tigers football player Ernest Suttles has been charged with rape.
Jordan Hargrove, a 22-year-old former wide receiver for the Purple Raiders, was arrested Friday afternoon and arraigned in Alliance Municipal Court, according to court records.
A schools spokesperson said Hargrove was a member of the football team from 2013-16. He was injured before completing his senior season.
Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator Michelle Gaffney released this statement on behalf of the university:
When notified of an allegation of sexual misconduct, the University of Mount Union enacts its Sexual Misconduct Protocol, a standard and extremely detailed process that is followed when an individual reports that he or she has been a victim of a sexual assault. This includes assisting the student in seeking medical attention, filing a police report and receiving support from a counselor. We also suggest that the student consider discussing the issue with family members or others who can provide support. The institution is very committed to the safety of its students and has developed this protocol in order to provide for the rights of all parties involved in a situation such as this while working cooperatively with local police officials.
Hargrove did not enter a plea and is currently being held in the Stark County Jail on $750,000 bond ($250,000 for each alleged incident). A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 6 at 10:45 a.m.