Cory Batey, a former football player at Vanderbilt University, was convicted late Friday of aggravated rape and several related charges for his role in the 2013 assault of an unconscious woman in a dormitory room, the Associated Press reports.
Mr. Batey was one of four former players accused of participating in the assault, although he was the only one on trial. Mr. Batey and another player, Brandon Vandenburg, were convicted last year in the assault, but a mistrial was declared after lawyers learned that the jury foreman had been a victim of statutory rape.
Jurors in the weeklong trial in Davidson County Criminal Court, in Nashville, saw graphic video and photographic evidence of the assault before convicting Mr. Batey, who was immediately taken into custody. He faces 15 to 25 years in prison on the aggravated-rape conviction alone. His sentencing is set for May 20.
Vanderbilt is among scores of of colleges being investigated for possible violations of the gender-equity law Title IX involving alleged sexual violence.