A student at Baylor University has come forward to allege that she was sexually assaulted by a current Baylor football player.
A student at Baylor University has come forward to allege that she was sexually assaulted by a current football player at the school.
The woman, who is identified as “Ally” by KCEN TV, said the assault took place in spring of 2014 while she was a freshman at Baylor. Ally said she fears retaliation from the player’s friends and family members.
“I agreed to kiss him, I didn’t think that from that it would escalate to him being on top of me and completely disregarding anything that was coming out of my mouth,” Ally said.
According to KCEN TV’s report, Ally walked home after the incident, went to bed and woke up screaming. A friend took her to the on-campus health clinic the following morning.
Ally said she did not want the words “rape” or “rape-kit” on her medical record, so the doctor recorded it as a standard office visit and gave her information on pregnancy and STDs.
“I wanted, I guess, guidance and more information on what I could do besides, ‘Here’s to make sure you're not pregnant, here’s to make sure you don't have STDs,’ and that never solved the problem that was still out there, the potential danger for other girls,” Ally said.
Ally also added that she feels the “football” aspect of the situation prevented her from initially going public about the alleged assault.
Ally’s allegation comes amid reports that Baylor mishandled a number of sexual assault cases and the firing of head football coach Art Briles.
On Tuesday, a former Baylor student who accused ex-Baylor running back Devin Chafin of assault said that Briles and other members of the team’s coaching staff were aware of the allegations.
Baylor said it will not release a full written version of the Pepper Hamilton report that describes the university’s handling of sexual assault allegations because the original report was delivered orally.