Vanderbilt Ex-Football Player Found Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault Charges

Jerzy Messan Archive

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Corey Batey, 22 year old, former Vanderbilt University football player, was found guilty on Friday evening of several counts of sexual assault after graphic picture and video evidence of him and other players raping an incapacitated young woman was presented to the jury. In addition, there was surveillance footage showing them carrying the victim into the dorm and an testimony from her that allowed the jury to decide on the case.

Batey’s testimony suggested that he was also too drunk to remember what happened because he blacked out, and according to defense attorney Courtney Teasley, Batey was not guilty based the fact that he was “second drunkest person in the room.” However, the videos recovered from the cellphones of the group of athletes show Batey walking around unlike the unconscious victim.

The 21 year old victim, a graduate of Vanderbilt and now a neuroscience doctoral student, was simply put on the floor outside of the dorm where the assault occurred and later, showed the videos of her rape by authorities. This retrial, with a jury of 9 men and 3 woman, leads Batey to potential 15 to 25 year sentence in a Tennessee prison.