Former student, member of football team charged with rape

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April 26, 2014

3:32 AM

Former College of William and Mary student and member of the Tribe football team Jaiven Knight was arrested Tuesday, April 22 on charges of rape, according to Williamsburg Police.

Senior Athletics Director Pete Clawson confirmed that Knight was a student in the fall of the academic year, but left during his first semester. He was a recruited athlete who practiced with the team, but never made an appearance during the season.

According to the Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily, officers received a report of sexual assault from Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center on August 26, 2013. The victim, a 20-year-old William and Mary student, was at a party in her home on Lafayette Street when Knight allegedly entered her bedroom and sexually assaulted her.

The 18-year-old Knight, a native of Durham, North Carolina, faces one felony count.

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