Morehouse Athletes Arrested On Two Separate Sexual Assaults Charges
A total of four Morehouse College athletes have been arrested and charged in connection with two separate sexual assaults.
Three were charged in an alleged on-campus incident prior to spring break. The fourth was charged in a different case off campus that was reported in March.
According to Fulton County Jail records, Chukudwi Ndudikwa, Malcolm Jamal Frank, Tevin Mgbo and Lucien Kidd were arrested last month.
Ndudikwa, Frank and Mgbo, all members of the school’s basketball team, according to Channel 2 Action News, were each arrested on April 11, according to incident reports.
According to Morehouse College police arrest warrants and incident reports, the three allegedly had non-consensual sex with an 18-year-old Spelman student who was under the influence of an unknown substance.
Mgbo, was charged with sodomy, kidnapping and reckless conduct in the alleged April 8 attack, according to police records.
Frank and Ndudikwa were each charged with sodomy and multiple counts of rape, according to police records.
The three appeared before a student conduct hearing on campus after the arrest warrants were issued, according to police.
Kidd, a football player and former Georgia State University student, according to Channel 2, was arrested on April 18 for a separate incident.
He was charged with one count of rape, jail records show, and had been arrested in January for battery and destruction of property.
Few details of either of Kidd’s arrests were available Wednesday afternoon.
Each of the four men was released from jail on $10,000 bond, according to jail records.
When questioned Tuesday about campus rape arrests, Morehouse police told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an email that there had been no such charges in the month of April.
Morehouse College officials did not return phone calls about the incidents and would not speak on specifics.
“Because it is a legal issue, we can’t discuss it,” said Audrey Arthur, a Spelman spokeswoman.
In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, school officials acknowledged that there were “two alleged assault incidents involving Morehouse students,” in March and that the school is working with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.
“After the information was brought to the attention of campus police, the suspects were identified and arrested,” according to the statement.
“While we cannot speak to specifics of these cases, our policies and procedures call for disciplinary actions against students who violate our code of conduct and the law, up to and including dismissal from the college,” read the statement, which came from the Morehouse College Office of Communications.
The statement also indicated that when campus police were notified of the incidents, the students were identified and arrested.
“Morehouse has a zero tolerance policy related to violence of any kind,” the statement said. “Violence is the very antithesis of the Morehouse ethos and the values of a Morehouse Man.”
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