2 Former Vanderbilt Football Players Found Guilty of Rape
Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey were convicted this week of sexually assaulting a female classmate who was drunk and passed out.
Two former football players from Vanderbilt University were found guilty on Jan. 27 of sexually assaulting a female classmate in 2013 who was drunk and passed out.
Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey were found guilty by a Nashville jury of four counts of aggravated rape, one count of attempted aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg was also found guilty of tampering with evidence and of recording the assault on his phone and sharing it, ABC News reports.
The men will be sentenced on March 6.
Two other ex-players, Brandon Banks and Jaborian McKenzie, also face charges related to the assault, but have not been tried.
According to prosecutors, a surveillance video showed Vandenburg carrying the victim to his dorm room. The three other defendants were with him.
Batey, who admitted he was the one on Vandenburg’s cell phone video sexually assaulting the victim, said he didn’t remember what happened because he had consumed between 14 and 22 drinks. He attempted to apologize to the victim while he was on the stand.
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