ORLANDO, Fla. - A University of Central Florida football player was arrested Tuesday on charges of sexual battery to a physically helpless person, an incident report said.
"This survivor’s well-being will continue to be a priority for our department and our university,” UCF Police Chief Carl Metzger said.
Demetreius Mayes, 18, is accused of raping an intoxicated student inside a dorm room on campus, according to the report.
“We are focused on ensuring that we provide compassion and support for everyone outside our program that has been affected by this.” – Statement from UCF head football coach Josh Heupel— Jeff Levkulich (@jlevkulichWFTV) September 19, 2018
The report said that the victim was found crying after the incident. According to the report, the victim was naked and being sexually assaulted when she woke up to someone banging on the door. The victim said she was then able to get dressed and leave the room, according to the report.
“I am proud of the officers and detectives who dedicated themselves to this case. I also appreciate the actions of the bystanders to this incident who stepped up to help someone in need. They set an example of compassion and consideration that we all should strive for,” Metzger said.
The report also said that the people banging on the door were Mayes’ teammates, urging him not to have sex with the victim because they realized she was very intoxicated.
“You try to educate your players throughout the year about different situations and positions they could potentially put themselves in and put them in a better place, and make sure the people around them are in a positive place as well,” UCF head football coach Josh Heupel said.
Mayes told investigators during an interview, that the victim consented to having sex with him, but authorities said she was too intoxicated to make a cognitive decision at the time.
Mayes is a freshman linebacker for the UCF Knights.
“From what we know so far on this matter, I'm upset and disappointed. This has no place in our program. Demetrius Mayes is suspended from all UCF football activities, indefinitely,” Heupel said.
Mates was released from jail on bail Wednesday afternoon.
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