New Mexico's Crusoe Gongbay suspended, facing rape charges

Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

New Mexico running back Crusoe Gongbay, , outruns UTEP linebacker Horace Miller during the first half of an NCAA college football game in El Paso, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/El Paso Times, Mark Lambie) New Mexico running back Crusoe Gongbay was third on the team in rushing. (AP Photo/El Paso Times, Mark Lambie)

New Mexico suspended running back Crusoe Gongbay indefinitely after he turned himself into authorities and the school says he is facing rape charges, reports the Associated Press.

According to KOB-TV, Gongbay, 20, and another man face two counts of second-degree criminal sexual penetration and one count of kidnapping. Gongbay was jailed on a $50,000 bond, and the second suspect is being held on a $100,000 bond.

More from the AP:

The charges stem from April 13, when a female student reported she was the victim of sexual assault. Investigators say they consulted with the district attorney's office before requesting arrest warrants, according to the report.

"We are aware of the allegations involving Crusoe Gongbay" head coach Bob Davie said in a statement released by the school. "Once this process is complete and all the details have emerged, we will handle the outcome appropriately. As this is an ongoing situation, we will not be able to comment any further at this time."

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