A just lately graduated high school football star at a $16,000-per-year non-public Christian academy in Ohio is scheduled to make his first courtroom look Wednesday after being charged with rape of a teenage girl who claims he stripped her down and raped her whereas she was sleeping weeks earlier than Christmas final yr.
Crosley MacEachen, an 18-year-old football recruit who had dedicated to play at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind., was indicted on gross sexual imposition, rape and sexual battery, in keeping with a submitting by the State of Ohio in Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas final month.
A standout football participant at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy at the time, MacEachen approached the alleged sufferer whereas she was asleep at a house in Symmes Township on Dec. 6, 2020. The girl awakened round 5 a.m. to seek out MacEachen “on top of her,” having vaginal sexual activity with her, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported, citing courtroom paperwork.
The grievance says, “She pushed him off of her and realized she was naked, despite wearing clothes when she went to sleep.”
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Court filings additionally reference one other incident that occurred a few month earlier, when MacEachen allegedly “grabbed her buttocks” at a separate dwelling in Sycamore Township in November. The girl sat down on a mattress, and “when she tried to get up and move away from him he pushed her back down.” She then fled the house and waited in her automobile exterior till MacEachen left.
After his June arrest, MacEachen has been launched on a $100,000 bond paid by a member of the family.
“We intend to aggressively defend the case,” MacEachen’s legal professional, Scott Croswell, advised the Enquirer, saying the case relies on unproven allegations.
MacEachen transferred from Moeller High School to Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy for his senior yr, the place he performed cornerback and broad receiver for the football workforce, reportedly averaging 17 yards per catch. He additionally performed on the school’s basketball workforce.
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy “has learned of an investigation which has resulted in charges filed against a former student,” a school spokesperson mentioned in a press release to WLWT. “The alleged incident did not occur on school property nor during a school-sponsored event. CHCA is saddened for the individuals and families affected by this alleged incident, and our prayers remain with them.”
When MacEachen first dedicated to the University of St. Francis, CHCA Head Football Coach KC Woods mentioned, “Crosley is one of the most dynamic football players that I’ve had the pleasure to coach.”
“Every time he touched the ball, everyone’s eyes got a little bigger. He is also one of the smartest football minds that I have coached,” Woods mentioned in his earlier assertion, in keeping with Newsweek. “He understands the game as well as most coaches do. Crosley will have a remarkable career for NAIA [National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics] powerhouse St. Francis.”
MacEachen has reportedly since withdrawn from the college.
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“The University of Saint Francis is aware of the criminal charges against one of its football recruits,” Reggie Hayes, a spokesman for the college, mentioned in a press release to the Daily Beast.
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