The details of Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg’s rape conviction
A jury found former Vanderbilt University football player Brandon Vandenburg guilty on eight charges of raping women in 2013. The charges mean the 23-year-old could spend between 15 and 25 years in prison.
Vanderbilt Rape Case: defendant Brandon Vandenburg guilty on all counts. pic.twitter.com/8OtHOXgDC9
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) June 19, 2016
BREAKING: Brandon Vandenburg GUILTY on ALL Charges
— Hayley Mason (@WSMVHayleyMason) June 19, 2016
— Jason Lamb (@NC5_JasonLamb) June 19, 2016
Reportedly, Vandenburg knew the woman who accused him of rape. In June 2013, the two had met at a bar, where she had a drink but then didn't remember the next few hours, until waking up in Vandenburg's room in serious pain.
During the rape, Vandenburg took videos and photos, which is why he was convicted on one count of unlawful photography.
— Areva Martin, Esq. (@ArevaMartin) June 19, 2016
There were three other men charged in the case and one of them, Cory Batey, was also found guilty back in April. The two other men still have to go to trial after pleading not guilty. Vandenburg and Batey had first been tried in January of 2015 but issues with a juror led to a mistrial.
Vandenburg's lawyer said they would appeal the ruling.
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Sydney is a recent graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a degree in English-language literature. She served as a City on a Hill Press editor and an editorial intern at Good Times Weekly. She currently resides in Orange County, where she does her best not to spend all her money at the ridiculous number of malls. She loves watching Bravo reality shows and eating vegan food that isn’t too expensive (so, never).