USF redshirt freshman wide receiver Kevaughn Dingle was arrested on a charge of felony sexual battery this morning.
Dingle was arrested at 11:15 a.m. by USF Police and remains in jail without bond. From the Tampa Bay Times:
Campus police launched an investigation into the allegations and interviewed Dingle, an acquaintance of the victim. Based on the information gathered, officers "developed sufficient cause" to charge Dingle with sexual battery, according to the release.
As of this writing, there is no official statement from USF, which is in contrast to what happened when linebacker LaDarrius Jackson was arrested (and later re-arrested) on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment in May.
Victims of sexual assault at the University of South Florida have multiple resources available to them, including the Center for Victim Advocacy. From their webpage:
The Center for Victim Advocacy provides free and confidential services to USF students, faculty, and staff who have experienced crime, violence, or abuse, on or off campus. We serve all gender identities and sexual orientations. The role of an advocate is to provide support, explore options, and assist the client with any advocacy needs they may have.
Our services are tailored to meet an individual's needs and requests and may include:
Personal and Systems Advocacy
Campus Proceedings accompaniment
Information, Options, and Referrals
Victim Response Training
Title IX Report
Student Rights and Responsibilities Report
Injunction for Protection
Crime Victim’s Compensation Claim
If you or anyone you know is a victim of any kind of crime, including sexual assault, the university Victim Helpline phone number is (813) 974-5757, and is monitored over holidays and weekends as well as during normal business hours.