Morehouse Basketball Players Facing Sexual Assault Charges After Being Accused Of Rape By Spelman Student

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May 2, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Source: WSBTV

Source: WSBTV

An out of control spring break celebration has resulted in the lives of four Atlanta students being dramatically changed forever. Three Morehouse College athletes are facing a host of charges including sexual assault after an 18-year-old Spelman student accused them of raping her, 11 Alive reports. Chukwudi Ndudikwa and Malcolm Frank are facing rape and aggravated sodomy charges, while teammate Tevin Mgbo could be facing sodomy, kidnapping and reckless conduct charges.

According to WBSTV, one witness said they saw the victim consume alcohol and Molly on the night of the alleged assault. Others say that she was very “flirtatious and sexually aggressive” at the party. One of the victim’s friends described the 18-year-old as “not recognizing her friends” on the night of the party and went on to say “she picked up a knife and tried to stab me.” Several other witnesses say that the victim had sex with multiple men in different rooms that night.

While the victim, witnesses and even the accused agree that sexual intercourse did occur that night, whether or not the sex was consensual is what’s being questioned. The capability of the victim to consent to sex considering her alcohol-induced state is also being investigated.

Court documents reveal that the victim admits to drinking alcohol, but says that she did not take any drugs.

“If you voluntarily drink to the point that you’re still conscious, that’s one thing. But if you drank so much to the point that you pass out and then someone takes advantage of you, that’s a different thing. In this particular case, it appears that she was conscious and not unconscious. That would be tough for the prosecution. What this boils down to is whether the defendants in this particular case thought that she had given a valid consent,” said Fulton County prosecutor Al Dixon.

 

The District Attorney’s office is expected to continue investigating over the next few months before they decide whether or not they will indict the accused athletes over the allegations.
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  • Joules

    “If you voluntarily drink to the point that you’re still conscious, that’s one thing. But if you drank so much to the point that you pass out and then someone takes advantage of you, that’s a different thing.”

    Actually, no. Many states consider an intoxicated person unable to make medical decisions for themselves regardless of how conscious they are. If you’re not legally allowed to make your own medical decisions, you’re not capable of consenting to sex.

    • Drew

      I concur. And, as an intelligent individual, it’s probably prudent to avoid placing yourself in the aforementioned position. I’m simply stating…

      • MLS2698

        Unfortunately, young women are not taught the rules to drinking, and how they can be taken advantage of if they become unaware of their surroundings. Also, young men need to start paying more attention to what they drink/consume. The world is changing fast, and they better think about how they can wake up with a sore booty, too.

        • Drew

          Yikes! That escalated very quickly.

  • hollyw

    This has got to be one of thee worst written articles on sexual assault. The PLAYERS’ lives are forever changed, and the alleged victim was ‘very sexually aggressive’..? Where did you get this, FOX News??

  • Drew Smith

    Hoes are forever waking up in the morning following a night of debauchery rife with guilt and claiming they were raped. This two-bit accusation won’t even garner prosecution. Homegirl was cuttin’ up in the streets, poppin’ Mollies, drinkin’ and waiving knives and sh*t. Get real. It’s getting to the point where it’s not even worth smashing hoes, because you don’t know what they’re gonna say come tomorrow. We live in some very sad times. Furthermore, I guess bros just have to throw in the towel, get a girlfriend and only smash her. That’s a damn shame. SMH.

    • Joules

      You know the best way to not be accused of rape? If someone has been drinking, don’t have sex with them. If you think they’re high, don’t have sex with them. If you think the sex you’re about to have is too good to be true, walk away.

  • Ann

    I don’t condone any one getting raped. When would these black guys ever learn? I know white guys does the same thing but, it affect black guys worse. Sad…………………..

  • IllyPhilly

    No means no! Drunk and or hid at a party means No! Men every extra “pump” after that NO is a single count of rape a piece.

  • CKB

    As I am teaching my sons, if a girl says no, it means NO. If a girl can’t say no, it means OH HELL NO!. It is time to start teaching our young men to be responsible. I’m tired of this story and so many others like it. If our young men aren’t so damn hot to get some, the world would be alot different.

  • DeepThinker

    They may not have known she was under the influence and could not properly consent. At a party dancing seductively, they could have just thought she was out there. I never understood why some guys are so thirsty. If a girl is willing to let the whole team smash, or anybody so easily, there is usually something she is trying to get or give to you other than sleux. Especially because most women are not that wild and flexible when it comes to no-strings attached sleax. When I was in college there was a girl that was “getting around” with as many men as possible. Turns out she was HIV positive. Her status was disclosed publically because she was intenionally trying to infect as many people as possible. Atheletes and fraternity guys and their partners were showing up to student health and community clinics in droves to get tested. Regardless of what has happened, this is a tragedy to all involved.

    • Pivyque

      Some girls are just out there like that. In college, I went out with my friends one night and one of the girls that tagged along with us (she was my friend’s friend) went to a car with a guy and slept with him and his friend. She was sober and she used protection with both of them. She apparently did that kind of thing a lot because she said she never went to the club without “a few condoms”

  • Trisha_B

    Where were her friends?! My and my girls have this thing were we don’t let the anyone out of each other sights. No way i would allow my friends to keep drinking & then tell them bye when some boy approaches them smh.

    • MimiB

      Right! My dayghter’s 13 & I stay in her ear about her future social life. Go together, leave together

  • Candacey Doris

    Sounds like she took a drink that had something in it and got drunk/high then these guys thought she was consenting and took what she offered. What a mess. No matter how this goes 4 lives are ruined because that sort of thing follows you forever.

  • Kenedy

    Some great advice my older brother gave me….Never accept drinks from a stranger. If you do decide to accept drinks from a stranger, watch as the drink is being poured & delivered to you. While you are drinking it, keep the cup/glass covered with your hand when not sipping. Never leave it resting anywhere while you are somewhere else, then return to drink it. This is so unfortunate, & happens all the time, I hope the truth is uncovered.

    • soinlove13

      my mom has always told me the same thing

    • Tehani

      Even better advice would be to tell boys and men not to rape.

      • Pivyque

        I hate it when people say that. Rape is illegal. Therefore, we are telling people not to rape. HOWEVER, we do not live in a perfect world where everyone follows the law. With that being said, we have to do what we can to protect ourselves from predators and opportunists.

        • Tehani

          Rape being illegal doesn’t mean ‘we’ are telling people not to rape. It tells them that if they commit the crime they might be punished for it.

          Do you understand that many boys and men don’t even understand what constitutes rape?

          Our society focuses on telling women and girls what not to do to avoid being raped. Now, why would that be happening? Because no one is telling boys and men not to rape in the first place!

          • Pivyque

            Isn’t the point of making something a crime to let us know that it is not acceptable behavior? I agree with you about many people (male and female) not FULLY understanding what constitutes rape. Society does place an emphasis on telling females how to not make themselves a target. Do you think that is wrong? You can tell someone not to do something all day but if they want to do it, they will. Just as we tell people that “crack is wack” and “don’t do drugs”, if they want to do it, they will. The mind of a rapist is wired a little differently than the mind of a “normal” person. An opportunist can probably be easily dissuaded from raping someone, but a rapist cannot.

    • Pivyque

      I think it is important to know whether the boys were drunk as well. We are assuming that the girl was the only one under the influence, but if the men were just as intoxicated, this case should be thrown out because they basically raped each other since neither party was in a condition to consent.