The Latest: South Dakota football players appear in court
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) The Latest on two University of South Dakota football players accused in a sexual assault. (all times local):
Two University of South Dakota football players accused in a sexual assault have appeared in court.
The Clay County Clerk of Court’s Office says 20-year-old Danny Rambo and 21-year-old Dale Williamson are due back in court on Nov. 7. Rambo’s bond remains at $25,000 and Williamson’s at $20,000.
Rambo is charged with felony rape and Williamson with felony attempted rape. They did not enter pleas during their court appearance Tuesday. They don’t have listed attorneys and haven’t responded to requests for comment left for them at the jail.
Police say the victim said Rambo and Williamson entered a bedroom where she was having consensual sex with another player and assaulted her. The attack allegedly occurred Oct. 22 at the off-campus residence the three players shared.
All three players are suspended from the team indefinitely.
Police say two University of South Dakota football players burst into a bedroom and sexually assaulted a woman who was having consensual sex with another teammate.
An affidavit by Vermillion Police Lt. Crystal Brady says the alleged attack Oct. 22 happened at an off-campus residence that suspects Danny Rambo and Dale Williamson share with teammate Adam Harris.
Rambo was charged with felony rape and Williamson with felony attempted rape Monday. They do not have listed attorneys.
Brady says the victim told her Rambo and Williamson entered the bedroom where she was having consensual sex with Harris and assaulted her. Brady says the alleged attack was reported by someone other than the victim.
Harris has not been charged in the attack.
The university suspended all three players for last Saturday’s game against Southern Illinois for unspecified violations of team rules.
This item has been corrected to show that Williamson was charged with felony attempted rape, not rape.
Two University of South Dakota football players face rape-related charges in an alleged assault this month at an off-campus residence.
Police in Vermillion, South Dakota, say Danny Rambo and Dale Williamson turned themselves in without incident Monday.
School officials say they received a complaint last week about the Oct. 22 alleged attack and turned it over to police.
University president James W. Abbott says the school is assisting police following the ”very troubling accusation.”
The school’s website says Rambo is a junior defensive back from Texarkana, Texas, who was an honorable mention in the Missouri Valley Football Conference selection in 2016. Williamson, from Donalsonville, Georgia, is a sophomore defensive back who played in five games last year.
Police say the investigation continues.
This item has been corrected to reflect that Williamson has been charged with felony attempted rape, not rape.