Prosecutors rest in rape trial of ex-Baylor football player

2 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, February 28 2019 Feb 28, 2019 February 28, 2019 12:01 PM February 28, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

WACO, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors in Texas have rested their case in the trial of a former Baylor University football player accused of raping another student in 2016.

The prosecution rested Thursday, one day after opening statements in the Waco trial of 26-year-old Shawn Oakman, who's the Bears' career leader in quarterback sacks.

The woman who says she was raped testified earlier that she'd been drinking and was intoxicated when Oakman assaulted her. She said she told Oakman that she wanted to leave his duplex that night but he wouldn't allow it.

Oakman's attorney told jurors that the two had consensual sex. Defense questioning of witnesses was expected to continue through Thursday.

Oakman's case and others involving claims of sexual assault drew broad criticism about the way university officials responded to those claims.

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