Former Baylor football player indicted on 3 counts of sexual assault

Tevin Elliott was suspended by Baylor officials in May after being charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a party. He has since transferred.

A former Baylor University football player who transferred to Central Arkansas State University after Baylor officials suspended him in May was indicted Monday on three counts of sexual assault.

A McLennan County grand jury indicted Tevin Elliott, who played defensive end at Baylor, on charges he sexually assaulted two women while in Waco.

The first two counts involve allegations that Elliott assaulted a woman April 15 at a party at a South Third Street apartment complex.

The second indictment is sealed because Elliott has not been arrested on those allegations, and no detailed charges were available Monday.

Waco attorney Jason Darling, who represents Elliott, said the allegations in the first indictment are not true and the sexual encounter was consensual.

Darling said he was unaware of the allegations in the second case.

“We are obviously disappointed the grand jury indicted him,” Darling said. “We weren’t aware there was another allegation out there. We look forward to looking at the files in the case and preparing for our defense.”

Elliott was going to appeal his suspension by Baylor officials, but decided to abandon that and move to Conway, Ark., and Central Arkansas State, where he could play football and “have a fresh start,” Darling said.

Elliott, 20, was indicted on allegations he sexually assaulted a woman twice at the Aspen Heights apartments, 3344 S. Third St., according to a search warrant affidavit to obtain a DNA sample from him in May.

The alleged victim told police she met Elliott at the party and knew him only as “Tevin.” She said Elliott took her by the hand and led her to the back door of the apartment.

The woman told Waco police investigators she went with Elliott because there were people outside. She reported that Elliott picked her up and took her to the pool and volleyball court, “where she was sexually assaulted twice,” the affidavit alleges. She told police she said no to Elliott on several occasions.

The woman said she returned to the party, where she told a friend what happened. Her friend took her to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where she was examined and police were notified, the affidavit states.

Elliott signed with Baylor in 2009 out of Mount Pleasant High School in northeast Texas.


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