SALT LAKE CITY -- A judge on Monday ordered a suspended University of Southern California football player to stand trial on rape
SALT LAKE CITY -- A judge on Monday ordered a suspended University of Southern California football player to stand trial on rapein
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SALT LAKE CITY -- A judge on Monday ordered a suspended University of Southern California football player to stand trial on rape charges after a 19-year-old woman said marijuana and alcohol left her nearly unable to move during the attack following a summertime party in Utah.She testified that the sexual assault left her scared, helpless and injured, while Utah prosecutors laid out evidence against Osa Masina, 19 at the same hearing.The Utah native also has been investigated on similar allegations involving the same woman in California, but criminal charges have not been filed in that case. His lawyer, Rebecca Skordas, said Masina told police that the sex was consensual.The woman said that before the assault, she considered Masina a friend, whom she had known from high school in suburban Salt Lake City. She said she was on a couch in a friends basement and felt scared, like I needed to get out of there as soon as I could.She was treated by a sexual-assault nurse shortly after she made her way home, according to charging documents.The Associated Press generally does not name people who say they are victims of sexual assault.Masina watched the testimony impassively, sometimes closing his eyes. He declined to testify or comment after the hearing. He is charged with one count of rape and two counts of forcible sodomy.Skordas said the burden of proof is low for a case to head to trial, and the judge doesnt get to decide credibility. Masina is expected to enter a plea Friday.Prosecutors said Masina raped the woman after she drank alcohol and ate part of a marijuana cookie with him at a July 25 party in the city of Cottonwood Heights.He and his teammate Don Hill also were investigated after the woman said she was sexually assaulted two weeks earlier when she visited Masina in California, court documents say.She said the pair assaulted her at Hills off-campus apartment after giving her marijuana, alcohol and the anti-anxiety prescription drug Xanax. Masina took video and sent it to the victims ex-boyfriend, authorities said.The woman said she remembered parts of what happened in California but tried to deny them before she reported the Utah assault.I just hated the thought that someone I thought was a friend could take advantage of me like that, she said.Masina is appealing a decision to suspend him from USC. Hill also was suspended. Devante Downs Jersey . It was just business as usual for the Thunder at home. Durant scored 32 points and the Thunder beat the Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win. Colby Gossett Jersey .ca! Hi Kerry, Its another day and here we are looking at another dubious hit to the head. In this case Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky elbowed Saku Koivu in the head about a second after he dished off the puck to a teammate, knocking him unconscious. http://www.authenticvikingsshopnfl.com/ . The Masters champion and winner of last weeks Australian PGA has a three-round total of 14-under 199 at Royal Melbourne. "Im in a really good position for tomorrow," Scott said. Mike Hughes Jersey . -- In one brief spurt, Brazil turned a close game into a rout and proved again it will be a strong World Cup favourite. Daniel Carlson Jersey . Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp by shooting four times through a door in his bathroom. LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Mississippi State guard Darryl Williams was motionless on the field for 10 minutes after a successful field goal in the second half against Kentucky on Saturday night.The freshman was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center for further evaluation.Mississippi State athleticc spokesman Bill Martin said Williams had movement in all of his extremities as he was being carted off the field.dddddddddddd Martin said no further information was available. Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store ' ' '