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Friday, June 23, 2017

Woman raped at Vanderbilt testifies in Brandon Banks trial

A woman who was raped while she was unconscious in a Vanderbilt University dorm room cried when she testified in court on Wednesday.

The visibly shaken woman faced Brandon Banks for the first time in the flesh since she was sexually assaulted four years ago and told prosecutors in Nashville, Tennessee, she had only seen his image in the collection of evidence.

The woman's boyfriend Brandon Vandenburg was caught on surveillance video carrying her into his dorm room, where prosecutors say he handed out condoms to his three teammates and egged them on.

A video shows Banks assaulting the student with a water bottle, Assistant District Attorney Jan Norman told the court, but the former football player claimed he was bullied and pressured by Vandenburg and his other teammates.

All four of the former football players were charged, and Vandenburg was convicted and sentenced to 17 years in prison. Corey Batey, who was also found guilty of rape, is serving 15-years.



Anonymous said...

Proper sentence for this crime.
My opinion.

Anonymous said...

What in the H E L L is the matter with these people? WTF are we raising? How, how, how can anyone think this is an acceptable thing to do to another human being - and to your supposed girlfriend? Sick, sick, sick.