Teacher who accused football players of rape faces charges
New Smyrna Beach, Fla. (AP) — A former teacher who accused four high school football players of drugging and raping her in 2018 has been charged with giving false information to police and offering alcohol to a minor, according to court records.
Brianna Walker was 23 at the time of the incident and was an athletic trainer at Spruce Creek High School.
She pleaded not guilty to both misdemeanor charges. Attorney Mary Jane Nettles, told The Daytona Beach News Journal on Friday that her client denies any criminal activity and plans to fight the charges. Walker has since moved to Minnesota. Walker wasn’t arrested. A trial date is scheduled for later this month.
According to a police report, the players — two 17-year-olds and two 18-year-olds — went to Walker’s home in May 2018 for group sex. Two days later she went to police and claimed she had been drugged and raped. The report said Walker was fuzzy on some details. She told investigators she did not consent to having sex with all four of the players, but was unsure of whether she consented to sex with one of them.
A few days later, Walker resigned her position at the high school and moved to St. Paul, Minnesota.
Walker’s toxicology report was negative for date-rape drugs. The investigation found Walker had an alleged history of flirtatious behavior toward students. They called the sex consensual, but continued to investigate other possible crimes that occurred that night.
Walker told police she had already had two alcoholic drinks when the players arrived at her home, and she had a third while they were there. She admitted to allowing “juveniles to partake in alcoholic consumption provided by her,” the police report stated. She did not know how much the players drank.
All four of the boys told police that Walker offered them alcohol, but they did not partake.
Of the four boys, only one’s mother wished to pursue criminal charges against Walker.