Rape charge dropped, another added against former Cal U basketball player
WASHINGTON, Pa. — As a preliminary hearing was set to begin Wednesday for Jeremy Posey, charges alleging he raped a California University of Pennsylvania student in her dorm room last year were dropped.
But before Posey could leave Washington County Central Court, he was served with an arrest warrant and charged in a separate rape case.
In the initial case, Posey, a former Cal U basketball player, was accused of raping the student March 9 after a party at her apartment.
Posey, 19, of 2540 Holland Ave., Huntingdon, Pa., was initially charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual assault, indecent assault, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.
Washington County District Attorney Gene Vittone cited lack of sufficient evidence for the decision to withdraw the charges.
Cal U police Det. Michael Hampe served Posey with the arrest warrant in the second case.
Posey was charged with rape forcible/compulsion, rape of an unconscious victim and sexual assault.
The affidavit of probable cause in that case alleges that sometime in April 2012, the victim invited Posey to her apartment, where they watched a movie.
She fell asleep, but awakened to find Posey sexually assaulting her, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
Bond was posted at $30,000, the same amount as bail in the first case.
Bond in the second case, initially set at $50,000, was reduced to $30,000 at the request of Posey's parents, so they could use bond money from the initial case to secure his release.
Posey has been barred from the Cal U campus.
A preliminary hearing in the second case is scheduled 11 a.m. April 17 in Central Court.
Speaking about the new charges, Cal U spokeswoman Christine Kindl said, “The university is working closely with police and prosecuting authorities to address these very serious allegations. Because the accused is a student, the situation also will be addressed through the university's judicial system.”
Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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