Michigan State University Police Department Det. Chad Davis testified during a court hearing Tuesday that MSU football player Josh King pulled the alleged victim in a January sexual assault into a bathroom and forced her to perform oral sex before pulling her pants off and having forced vaginal sex with her. Davis also testified that MSU football players Donnie Corley and Demetric Vance then entered the bathroom and forced the woman to perform oral sex.
A judge has issued arrest warrants against the three MSU football players for sexual assault.
King, 19, is charged with one count of first degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third degree criminal sexual conduct, as well as with capturing an image of an unclothed person. Corley, 19, and Vance, 20, are charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct.
The Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office authorized the charges on Monday, almost four months after Michigan State University announced that the players and a staff member, Curtis Blackwell, had been suspended and police had opened an investigation.
Blackwell, 39, had been the team’s director of college advancement and performance at the time of his suspension.
A report released on Monday from the law firm Jones Day, hired by MSU to investigate the football program’s handling of two reported sexual assaults, determined that there’s evidence Blackwell violated university policy.
Michigan State University
Michigan State University is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. MSU was founded in 1855 and served as a model for land-grant universities later created under the Morrill Act of 1862. It has a total enrollment of 50,543 students.
A 2015 survey found that one in four female MSU students had been sexually assaulted.