Carroll College Football Player Arrested on Suspicion of Rape
According to the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office, a Carroll College football player has been arrested on suspicion of raping a female student on campus.
In a statement released Monday afternoon, the Lewis & Clark Sheriff's Office said that law enforcement officers responded to reports of a sexual assault late Sunday afternoon.
The victim reportedly told police that the defendant had forcibly had sexual intercourse with her without consent. The victim also told police that she told the defendant "no" multiple times and attempted to resist and push him away.
The report claims that the defendant allegedly refused and continued the assault despite being told "no" multiple times. The victim reportedly had injuries consistent with being sexually assaulted. The defendant was located at a residence in Helena and was identified by his California driver's license.
The defendant agreed to be interviewed and acknowledged that he had sexual intercourse with the female, but said it was consensual.
According to arresting officer Steven Cornish of the Helena Police Department, the defendant's story was inconsistent and changed several times during the interview. The defendant allegedly claimed he stopped engaging in intercourse when the victim told him to stop, but he did not have an explanation for the injuries she received. The defendant allegedly admitted to knowing that he had hurt the victim.
The man was arrested and booked into the Lewis & Clark County Detention Center. He has been charged with felony sexual intercourse without consent.
The case is still under investigation. More information will be provided as it becomes available. The information in this article was provided by the Lewis & Clark Sheriff's Office.