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Former University of Maryland basketball player accused second degree rape

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 16:30:11-04

A former University of Maryland basketball player has been charged with second-degree rape.

On Friday, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced former University of Maryland basketball player, Damonte Dodd, has been accused of second-degree rape, second-degree assault, and related charges for having sex with an intoxicated woman in November of 2017.

On October 31, 2017, the victim and friends went to Terrapin’s Turf Bar to celebrate Halloween, where she met Dodd for the first time. He bought her alcoholic drinks and later they left the bar together, taking her to a friend’s College Park apartment.

In the early morning hours of November 1, Dodd had sexual intercourse with the victim while she was intoxicated.

“The fact that the victim, in this case, was intoxicated did not give Mr. Dodd the right to take advantage of her," described Alsobrooks. 

The victim reported it to the police five days later and Dodd admitted to the sexual act but said it was consensual.

"We will conduct a thorough investigation and ensure that he is held accountable for his actions,” explained Alsobrooks. 

A warrant was issued for his arrest and Dodd was taken into custody on Thursday upon returning to the United States from overseas travel. He is currently being held in Atlanta. His next hearing is scheduled for July 12th at the Prince George’s County courthouse.