Prosecutors rest in rape trial of ex-Baylor football player

February 28, 2019

WACO, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a former Baylor University football player accused of raping a fellow student in 2016.

The prosecution rested Thursday, just a day after opening statements were held in the trial of 26-year-old Shawn Oakman, who’s the Bears’ career leader in quarterback sacks.

The woman who says she was raped by Oakman testified earlier that she had been drinking and was intoxicated when Oakman assaulted her. She said she told Oakman that she wanted to leave his duplex that night but he wouldn’t allow it.

Oakman’s attorney told jurors that the two had consensual sex. Defense questioning of witnesses is expected to continue through Thursday.

Oakman’s case and others involving claims of sexual assault drew broad criticism about the way university officials responded to those claims.

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