Four Morehouse College student athletes — three of the college’s basketball players and one of the college’s former football players — are in jail after being charged in connection to two separate sexual assaults, according to a Thursday report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Chukwudi Ndudikwa, Malcolm Jamal Frank and Tevin Mgbo were all arrested on April 11 after a sexual assault that allegedly took place on campus on April 8. Lucien Kidd was arrested on April 18 and charged with a a different off-campus assault that was reported in March.
Ndudikwa, Frank and Mgbo are all members of the school’s basketball team and were accused of sexually assaulting an unidentified 18-year-old Spelman student who was “under the influence of an unknown substance.”
In an affidavit obtained by the Journal Constitution, one witness of the assault on April 11 said said the woman didn’t recognize the men, even calling one of them by the wrong name the entire night. Another witness said the woman had been given a white powdered substance the witness identified as “Marley.” That drug was identified by the Drug Enforcement Agency as “Molly,” a highly pure, powdered drug that is typically a form of the illegal drug amphetamine MDMA or Ecstasy.
Mgbo has been charged with sodomy, kidnapping, and reckless conduct related to the attack; Frank and Ndudikwa were charged with sodomy and several counts of rape.
Kidd, a football player and former Georgia State student, has been charged with one count of rape after a woman reported Kidd forced himself on her at an area near campus despite her efforts to stop him, according to Channel 2 Action News.
Morehouse did not respond to a request for comment at time of publication, but a 2012 campus crime report posted online addresses allegations of sexual assault this way: “Morehouse College does not condone violence against women in any form. The College recognizes its obligation to uphold the laws and standards of the larger community of which it is a part. Sexual misconductis a serious violation of these standards and will not be tolerated. Sexual misconduct is a crime punishable by both civil and criminal legal action and College policy. At the request of the victim the Student Conduct Administrator adjudicates, all cases involving sexual misconduct where the alleged perpetrator is a Morehouse student. The College also encourages victims to prosecute perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.”
Watch the video report on WSB-TV, broadcast on May 1.