Four former football players of Vanderbilt University have been indicted for charges of rape after evidence proved that they took advantage of a 21-year-old girl.
The 4 players, Cory Batey, Brandon Banks, Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie, and Brandon Vandenburg are facing 5 counts of aggravated rape, and two counts of sexual battery after a tip to campus officials by surveillance video.
According to Fox News, the players were indicted yesterday, but the investigation is still ongoing to see who else played a role in this brutal attack.
The site reports:
Vanderbilt dismissed the players June 29 and barred them from the campus pending the investigation. Vice chancellor Beth Fortune said Friday that their first thoughts are for the victim, a Vanderbilt student, and that the university will continue to offer her all of its services and support.
According to Nashville police, the four men are charged with raping the unconscious woman inside Vandenburg’s room at Gillette House dormitory early on June 23. University officials checking the dorm’s surveillance in the hallways on an unrelated matter noticed the four’s behavior and notified the Vanderbilt University Police Department the night of June 25. Campus police contacted Nashville’s sex crimes unit June 26.
We pray for the victim of this horrible tragedy, and hope that justice is served.