Ohio football star, 18, at $16k-a-year school charged with rape after 'sleeping girl woke to find him on top of her'
AN OHIO football star, 18, who attended a prestigious $16,000 a year school, was charged with rape after a sleeping girl claimed she 'woke up to find him on top of her.'
Crosley MacEachen was charged with rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition following the teenage girl's allegations.
Prosecutors said he approached the sleeping girl, in a bedroom at a home in Symmes Township, Ohio a few weeks before Christmas.
Then he allegedly undressed her and raped her.
According to court filings the victim claims on December 2, she woke up to find MacEachen on top of her having sexual intercourse.
''She pushed him off of her and realized she was naked, despite wearing clothes when she went to sleep,'' the documents say, reported the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Additionally, the court documents suggest that there was another incident a month earlier when MacEachen went into the bedroom of a Sycamore Township home and ''grabbed her buttocks.''
She then sat down on the bed, but when she tried to get up ''he pushed her back down,'' before she left the home and waited in her car for him to leave, the documents say.
''These charges are unproven allegations,'' MacEachen’s attorney, R. Scott Croswell III, told The Daily Beast.
''We intend to aggressively defend these charges.''
MacEachen who played cornerback and wide receiver last season for the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and averaged 17 yards per catch was set to play for the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana in the fall.
''Crosley is one of the most dynamic football players that I’ve had the pleasure to coach,'' his former coach KC Woods said in a statement.
''Every time he touched the ball, everyone’s eyes got a little bigger. He is also one of the smartest football minds that I have coached.
''He understands the game as well as most coaches do. Crosley will have a remarkable career for NAIA powerhouse St. Francis.''
A university spokesperson, Reggie Hayes, told the outlet that MacEachen had withdrawn from the school.
''The University of Saint Francis is aware of the criminal charges against one of its football recruits,'' he said.
No trial date has been set yet- a pretrial hearing is scheduled for today.
MacEachen is free after a family member posted a $100,000 bond.
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