Ex-Vanderbilt football player guilty of rape
A jury has found a former Vanderbilt University football player guilty of raping an unconscious student in a dorm.
It took jurors less than three hours to convict Cory Batey of several counts, including one count of aggravated rape and three counts of aggravated sexual battery. Three other former players are charged with raping the female student in a dorm room in June 2013.
The decision Friday followed five days of testimony and graphic images and videos taken during the sexual assault. Police testified that they recovered the photos and videos from the players’ cellphones.
Batey and former player Brandon Vandenburg were both found guilty last year of the dorm room rape. The judge declared a mistrial after lawyers discovered that the jury foreman had been a victim of statutory rape.
Batey testified that he was so drunk he could not remember the sexual assault.