Three football players charged after woman sexually assaulted in bathroom at Michigan State University

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By DAVE BURKE FOR MAILONLINE

A woman was forced to carry out sex acts on three footballers at Michigan State University in a campus bathroom, prosecutors claim.

Josh King, 19, Donnie Corley, 19, and Demetric Vance, 20, face sexual assault charges.

Police allege that video was found on King’s phone showing him having sex with the woman.

It is alleged that King first told the woman he wanted to talk ‘somewhere quiet’, before pulling her into a bathroom.

Det Chad Davis, from the university’s police department, said he made her perform oral sex on him before having vaginal sex, the Lansing State Journal reports.

It is then claimed that Vance and Corley were each allowed into the bathroom by King, and they both forced the woman to perform oral sex on them.

Davis testified today: ‘The victim said she eventually collapsed to the floor and all three suspects left the bathroom promptly.’

He said the three, having initially denied having any sexual contact with anyone at the party, later admitted contact with the woman.

Police also found a text message conversation between the three and another unnamed player indicating their involvement in the assault, Davis said.

The woman said she was unaware she was being filmed, and had not given her consent, he continued.

In a statement, university head coach Mark Dantonio said: ‘I have decided that regardless of the final outcome of the criminal process, these three individuals have been dismissed from our program, effective immediately.’

The alleged assault happened in January on the Michigan State University campus

A statement by MSU spokesman Jason Cody described the allegation as ‘deeply disturbing’ and said: ‘Sexual violence is abhorrent, and our thoughts are with the young woman and her family at this difficult time.’

The charges follow a four month investigation by the MSU Police, a statement from prosecuting attorney Carol Siemon said.

She wrote: ‘I have decided to authorize sexual assault charges against the three persons whose warrants were requested by the MSU Police.

‘We are alleging that on the night of January 16, those three persons sexually assaulted a woman in an East Lansing apartment on campus.’

The university announced in February that three football players and a member of staff had been suspended during the investigation into sex assault allegations.

The staffer, Curtis Blackwell, will not be charged, Siemon said.

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