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Former Maryland center Damonte Dodd indicted on rape, assault charges

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The former Terps center has been arrested and is being held in Atlanta.

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Former Maryland basketball player Damonte Dodd has been indicted on charges of second-degree rape and second-degree assault after he allegedly had sex with an intoxicated woman last November, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced Friday.

“The fact that the victim in this case was intoxicated did not give Mr. Dodd the right to take advantage of her,” Alsobrooks said in a statement. “We will conduct a thorough investigation and ensure that he is held accountable for his actions.”

Here are some details from the statement:

On October 31, 2017, the victim and friends went to Terrapin’s Turf Bar to celebrate Halloween, where she met Dodd for the first time. He bought her alcoholic drinks and later left the bar with her, taking her to a friend’s College Park apartment.

While the victim was intoxicated, in the early morning hours of November 1st, Dodd had sexual intercourse with her against her will and an occupant in the apartment confronted him upon awaking. The victim reported it to police five days later and Dodd admitted to the sexual acts, but said it was consensual.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and Dodd was taken into custody yesterday upon returning to the United States from overseas travel. He is currently being held in Atlanta. His next hearing is scheduled for July 12th at the Prince George’s County courthouse.

Dodd was a four-year player at Maryland. He averaged 3.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. He went undrafted after graduating in 2017.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.