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Utah State Football Player Charged In Rape At Party

Jamaal A. Evans
Utah State University


  A Utah State University football player has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a party, marking the latest in a string of similar cases at the school.

Prosecutors who filed rape and forcible sodomy charges Thursday say 19-year-old Jamaal A. Evans took an intoxicated woman into another room and assaulted her June 17.

Charging documents say he told police the encounter was consensual. His lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment.

Evans is a Las Vegas native who redshirted as a freshman linebacker at Utah State last year. He's now been suspended.

The charges come as a former Utah State player heads for trial on charges alleging he assaulted seven women. Torrey Green has maintained his innocence.

Two fraternity members have also pleaded guilty in sexual assault cases in recent years.