Utah State foot­ball player ac­cused of rape at party

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SALT LAKE CITY » A Utah State foot­ball player has been charged with sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a woman at a party, mark­ing the lat­est in a string of sim­i­lar cases at the school in re­cent years.

Ja­maal A. Evans, 19, took an in­tox­i­cated woman into a room and as­saulted her on June 17, pros­e­cu­tors who filed rape and forcible sodomy charges said in court doc­u­ments filed Thurs­day.

When the woman’s friend con­fronted him about what hap­pened, he told her “when you’re in the mo­ment and you want what you want, just got to do it some­times,” and “he gave that girl what she wanted,” ac­cord­ing to the doc­u­ments.

Evans told po­lice the sex was con­sen­sual, ac­cord­ing to doc­u­ments. He said he was “a lit­tle buzzed,” but the woman didn’t seem drunk un­til she vom­ited after the en­counter.

His lawyer Shan­non Dem­ler did not im­me­di­ately re­turn a mes­sage seek­ing com­ment Fri­day.

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