Oregon police have arrested a high school football star and and charged him with multiple counts of rape, as reported by Corvallis Gazette-Times.
Marco Brewer, 17, has been charged with first-degree rape, first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse.
Authorities allege that Brewer had sex with an unnamed victim who was “incapable of consent by reason of mental incapacitation of physical helplessness,” according to Bleacher Report.
The 17-year-old will be tried as an adult, as he is facing multiple Measure 11 crimes, according to an indictment filed July 28. In Oregon, a person who is 15 to 17 years old and charged with one of these crimes must be tried and sentenced as an adult.
Brewer is a celebrated 3-star offensive lineman from Corvallis High School who has already been admitted to UCLA to play college football, though that placement is now in question.
Corvallis High School Athletic Director Bob Holt called the situation “very unfortunate” in an interview he gave to Corvallis Gazette-Times.
“It’s a shame,” Holt said. “It’s sad.”
Holt said it is too early in the criminal case for the school to decide if Brewer, a junior, will play on the football team this fall.
“Until it all plays out, it would be very difficult for me or the school to make a decision as to what is going to happen.”
Brewer pleaded not guilty after being placed at the Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility with a bond set at $450,000. He posted bail and was released on Wednesday as he awaits trial.
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