Virginia State Athlete Charged In Alleged Campus Rape


5665e88c197d9.imageA Virginia State University student has been charged with raping a fellow student Dec. 1 in one of the school’s residence halls.

The woman told police that she, her roommate and the suspect were all in bed watching a movie in a dorm room at VSU Gateway II, according to a criminal complaint filed by VSU police.

The woman told police they all eventually fell asleep but that she was awakened by the suspect touching her and starting to have intercourse with her, the complaint says.

The woman said she “fought him off,” and she and her roommate then forced him out of the dorm room, according to the complaint.

VSU police were immediately called and took a report.

The suspect, identified as Jermayne A. Waller, 22, who lives on campus, was charged with rape. He made an appearance Monday in Chesterfield County General District Court, where a judge set bond at $7,500.

Waller has been banned from VSU until the outcome of the case and will live with an aunt in Lynchburg if he can make bail, court papers say.

Waller, a sophomore, was a member of the VSU men’s cross country team, which on Oct. 29 placed second in the CIAA Championship in North Carolina, according to the school’s website.

Attorney Irvine Reaves, who is representing Waller, said he had no comment to make on behalf of his client at this time.

Waller’s preliminary hearing on the charge is set for Jan. 25.

This article was originally published via Richmond