College Football Star Will Stand Trial For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Two Women
Wisconsin football superstar Quintez Cephus’ efforts to get one of his sexual assault charges dismissed has failed, and he will now stand trial.
Cephus is facing multiple charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted two women at his apartment back in April, and he had been trying to get the second-degree sexual assault of an intoxicated person tossed. The judge wasn’t having it.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported the following details:
But most of the two hours spent in court were to decide a defense motion to dismiss the more serious of the two charges against him — second-degree sexual assault of an intoxicated person. Dane County Circuit Judge Jill Karofsky ultimately denied the motion, finding that evidence that Cephus’ lawyers wanted her to consider created inferences about the case that conflict with the evidence that prosecutors have so far presented. Any competing inferences, she said, weigh in favor of the prosecution at this stage of the case, Karofsky said.
“Applying the law, I do not believe the complaint should be dismissed,” Karofsky said. “I do not believe you have met the requisite burden.”
He is now headed to trial and will be in court October 11 for his arraignment.
Next step in legal process for #Badgers WR Quintez Cephus is arraignment — on Oct. 11.
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) September 12, 2018
This is such a disaster all the way around for the University of Wisconsin, the two women who were allegedly sexually assaulted, members of the Wisconsin Badgers community and everybody else involved. Wisconsin Badgers pride ourselves on doing it the right way, not recruiting people who might be an embarrassment to the program and all around looking out for each other. (RELATED: COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUPERSTAR SOUNDS LIKE HE’S IN MAJOR LEGAL TROUBLE. THE DETAILS ARE CRAZY)
Cephus, who has fiercely maintained his innocence, getting charged with multiple counts of sexual assault goes against pretty much everything I stated above. At this point, I really don’t think Cephus will ever play again for Wisconsin no matter what the outcome of this case will be.
Let’s just all hope the justice system gets to the bottom of what happened, and the truth is laid out. If Cephus is guilty, then he deserves whatever punishment is coming his way. There’s no question about it. If he’s innocent, then his reputation might already be beyond repair, which would be a shame.
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