Four football players arrested after raping 21-year-old unconscious womanBy Mason White 5:10 PM August 11, 2013
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By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) Four men were arrested and charged with rape related charges after they were accused of raping an unconscious woman, according to police reports in Tennessee.
Nashville Police said that four former Vanderbilt football players have been charged with five counts each of aggravated rape of a 21-year-old unconscious female. The incident occurred inside a college dorm.
Cory Batey, 19, of Nashville, Tennessee, Brandon Banks, 19, of Brandywine, Maryland, Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie, 19, of Woodville, Mississippi, and Brandon Vandenburg, 20, of Indio, California, have also has been charged with two counts each of aggravated sexual battery after authorities were given campus surveillance video. Vandenburg is also charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of unlawful photography.
While the players were charged on Friday, the district attorney said the investigation is far from over.
“Despite the fact that four people are being charged at this time, the investigation is still ongoing about the actions of others in this incident,” Attorney General Torry Johnson said in a statement.
The Vanderbilt players were dismissed June 29 and were banned from campus until the end of the investigation.
According to Nashville Police, the four men are accused of raping the unconscious woman inside Vandenburg’s bedroom at the Gillette house early on June 23.
University officials checking surveillance video of the dorm hallways in an unrelated matter noticed the behavior of the four and notified the Police Department at Vanderbilt University on the evening of June 25. Campus police sex crimes unit contacted Nashville Police on June 26.