USF Football Player Accused of Sexual Battery
The incident happened at a residential hall, USF police said.
TAMPA – University of South Florida football player Ladarrius Jackson is facing a charge of sexual battery on another student, according to the USF Police Department.
Jackson, 22, of Birmingham, AL, is charged with one count of sexual battery by a person 18 or older on a person 18 or older and one count of false imprisonment.
USF police said they were called to Holly Drive Apts. about 3 p.m. Monday (May 1) to investigate a report of a sexual battery that happened about 2:30 p.m. involving two students. The incident was immediately reported to university housing staff who helped the woman contact police. Jackson and the woman know each other, officers said.
Jackson was arrested about 10:40 p.m.
According to reports, Jackson has been suspended from team activities.
Jackson is the second USF football player to be arrested in recent weeks. In late March, Hassan Childs was arrested at a hospital where he was recovering from wounds that Tampa police said he received in a road rage incident. Childs, 22, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
For information about the USF Police Department, go to usf.edu.
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