A University of Central Florida football player was arrested by campus police Tuesday on a sexual battery charge.
Demetreius Mayes, 18, is accused of raping an intoxicated person who police said he met at an off-campus party Saturday.
The victim described accepting a ride from Mayes and several other men after the party, and being taken to a room on campus by Mayes. The victim then detailed waking up later, undressed, while being penetrated by Mayes, according to an arrest affidavit.
When the victim stood up to leave, the victim said Mayes blocked the door, according to the affidavit.
“The UCF Police Department is committed to a thorough, professional investigation of all criminal incidents reported to us, and we’re dedicated to a culture of care that starts by believing the brave survivors who seek our assistance,” UCF Police Chief Carl Metzger said in a statement Wednesday. “This survivor’s well-being will continue to be a priority for our department and our university.”
Mayes is a freshman linebacker for the Knights. He played football for Miami Northwestern Senior High before committing to UCF in 2017.
In a statement, UCF football Head Coach Josh Heupel said that from “what we know so far on this