A seventh woman came forward this week with accusations against a former University of Delaware baseball player, who’s already accused of raping six other women, NBC Philadelphia reports.
The suspect, Clay Conaway, 22, is charged with first-degree rape in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a 20-year-old woman at a Georgetown home in June. He was released from custody on a $310,000 bond Monday, “after his wealthy parents put four properties they own up for sale,” according to Daily Mail.
Delaware State Police announced last week that after Conaway’s August 20 arrest, they “identified five additional victims all stating they were sexually assaulted” by the suspect, dating back to 2013. He was subsequently indicted on six counts of second-degree rape involving those allegations.
The latest accuser, who asked NBC Philadelphia to remain anonymous, told the station she was raped by Conaway at her off-campus residence. The last time she saw him, she said he threatened to kill her if she spoke out.
While the suspect hasn’t been charged in connection with the alleged assault, the woman provided the news station with documents that reportedly prove her allegations led to Conaway’s expulsion from the university.
The reported victim explained that while she “tried to believe it was a one-time mistake,” and still dated the suspect for a short time afterwards, she ended the relationship because Conway threatened and tried to control her.
“Last time I saw him was when he threatened to put my dead body in the Delaware River,” she said. “I think it really is a power thing for him. I think as soon as he hears no he just wants to be in control.”
The suspected rapist’s next court appearance is scheduled for October 1. He was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victims or their families.
Authorities urge anyone who has additional information involving Conaway to contact Troop 4, Major Crimes Unit, Detective D. Kristunas at 302-752-3856. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
[Feature photo: Clay Conaway/Delaware State Police]