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According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, former Baylor football player Shawn Oakman has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a fellow student on April 3, 2016.

News of the alleged assault broke last week, when the Tribune-Herald reported that an unnamed former Baylor player was being investigated for sexual assault. reporter Alex Dunlap later revealed that Oakman was the player in question by releasing a request for a search warrant of Oakman’s home. According to court documents, police took two comforters, a fitted sheet, and a flat sheet from Oakman’s bedroom. Records also indicate that the accuser was taken to the hospital and examined for signs of sexual assault.

The Waco Tribune-Herald cites a police affidavit that gives a narrative of the alleged assault:

The affidavit, drafted by Waco police Detective Sam Key, said the woman met Oakman at a Baylor-area bar on Speight Avenue and Oakman asked her if she wanted to go to his residence. They walked to Oakman’s duplex and Oakman “forced” her into a bedroom, according to the affidavit.

Oakman “forcibly removed” the woman’s clothes, “forced” her onto the bed and sexually assaulted her, the affidavit alleges.

The woman left, but told police she left her panties at the duplex and lost an earring in the bedroom.

“Investigating officers briefly spoke with suspect and he admitted to only having consensual sex with victim,” the affidavit states.

Oakman graduated from Baylor in December, and was projected to be an NFL draft pick.

Update (6:55 p.m.): Here’s the press release from Waco police about Oakman’s arrest.


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