1 Updates
NCAA: Three Navy Football Players Charged With Rape
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NCAA: Three Navy Football Players Charged With Rape

Jun 19 2013, 1:13am CDT | by

A female midshipman reported she was sexually assaulted by three Navy football players in 2012.

A female midshipman reported she was sexually assaulted by three Navy football players in 2012.  According to Michael Hoffman of Military.com, the three players have not been named by the Naval...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

NCAA: Three Navy Football Players Charged With Rape

Jun 19 2013, 1:13am CDT | by

A female midshipman reported she was sexually assaulted by three Navy football players in 2012.

A female midshipman reported she was sexually assaulted by three Navy football players in 2012. 

According to Michael Hoffman of Military.com, the three players have not been named by the Naval Academy as the Navy has yet to complete the official charge sheet. However, the institution released a statement on Monday confirming that Superintendent Michael Miller has chosen to send the case to Article 32 proceedings. 

The female midshipman's attorney, Susan Burke,  says her client attended a party at an off-campus property known as the "football house" in Annapolis in April 2012. Hoffman implicitly stated in his article it is not Military.com's policy to name victims of sexual assault, so the victim's name was not divulged. 

The victim then woke up the following morning "with little recall of what occurred" per Burke. She later found out through friends and social media that three football players had "sexual intercourse with her while she was incapacitated."

John Taylor of NBC Sports says with the official charge sheet yet to be completed, the names of the three suspects have not been released. He did say two of the suspects are current Navy football players while the third was set to graduate in May but was denied the opportunity because of the criminal case. 

Cmdr. John Schoefield, an academy spokesman, declined to speak about specific details. 

"It is completely inappropriate to make public comment on this investigation or any ongoing investigation as we risk compromising the military justice process."

NBC Sports' Jacqueline Klimas reports on June 17 via Burke that the victim was disciplined for drinking after reporting the incident to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. However, the three football players faced no consequences and the investigation was closed.

Burke then alleged one of the accused suspects told the victim not to cooperate with NCIS and that the academy closed the investigation in 2012, citing the victim's unwillingness to cooperate as the reason. 

The victim then touched base with Burke in 2013 which paved the way for the re-opening of the investigation, per Klimas.

This is the second recent sexual assault court case at the academy involving heavy drinking and lapses in memory. Earlier this month, a Marine major and former academy instructor was sentenced to jail time of 60 days for having inappropriate relations with two female midshipmen. 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Koji Uerhara Signs 2-Year, $18M Deal With Boston Red Sox
Koji Uerhara Signs 2-Year, $18M Deal With Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox signed closer Koji Uerhara to a two-year, $18 million deal on Oct. 30.
 
 
Lahiri hoping for memorable debut at WGC-HSBC Champions
Shanghai, Oct 31 (IANS) India's Anirban Lahiri will be hoping for a memorable debut when he takes his place among the game's elite at next week's $8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions.
 
 
Corinthians, Fluminense to meet Bundesliga pair in Florida Cup
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 31 (IANS) Brazilian football clubs Corinthians and Fluminense will compete against Germany's Bayer Leverkusen and FC Koln in the Florida Cup in January.
 
 
Rio launches Olympic stadium tender
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 31 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro has launched a tender for a 52 million-real (about $21.8 million) revamp of the city's 2016 Olympic athletics stadium.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Koji Uerhara Signs 2-Year, $18M Deal With Boston Red Sox
Ace Japanese closer Koji Uehara signed a two-year deal with the Boston Red Sox on Oct. 30.According to MLB.com's Ian Browne, Uehara's deal is worth $18 million:"Perhaps it was fitting that the Red Sox announced a two-...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Finnish scientists identify new type of black hole
Helsinki, Oct 31 (IANS) Finnish researchers have discovered a new type of low-mass black hole, which is a bright celestial body that emits X-ray, the University of Turku has said. Researchers at the Finnish university...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Union Carbide ex-chief Warren Anderson is dead
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Warren Anderson, former chief executive officer of the Union Carbide Corporation, is dead, a media report said Friday. He was 92. His death revived memories of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. He...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Himalayan Viagra fuels gold rush for local Tibetans
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Overwhelmed by people trying to find the prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have managed to implement a successful system for the sustainable...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Oceans were always there on Earth: Scientists
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Debunking previous theories that water came late to Earth well after the planet had formed, researchers have significantly moved back the clock for the first evidence of water on Earth and in...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Wearable health devices key for safe space tourism
New York, Oct 31 (IANS) At a time when several firms are developing spacecrafts to take ordinary citizens on short trips into space, scientists have outlined the risks and challenges involved in human commercial...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Early Walmart Cyber Monday 2014 Sale and Holiday 2014 Sale announced
Walmart has revealed their first Holiday 2014 sales details. Starting Saturday Walmart will offer over 20,000 rollback deals. New this year are early Walmart Cyber Monday 2014 sales starting midnight on walmart.com.On...
Read more on Black Friday Countdown
 
Nestle to introduce robots as sales clerks
Tokyo, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) Nestle will use robots as sales clerks at its outlets selling coffee makers in Japan, an initiative that will later spread worldwide, a Nestle spokesperson confirmed to EFE news agency....
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Healthy diet for infants prevents obesity later
New York, Oct 31 (IANS) If you do not want your baby to grow up into an overweight adult, make sure you feed him or her healthy diet from the very first year, a study suggests. Babies who eat diets high in sugar, fat...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Popular mosquito catcher in Japan uses human odour as bait
Tokyo, Oct 31 (IANS) A novel mosquito trap that lures its prey using human scent and other smells favoured by the critter is creating a buzz as Japan frets about the spread of dengue fever. The boxlike device is the...
Read more on Business Balla