College Wrestler Arrested: Films Himself Raping 18-year-old After A Drinking Game
A wrestler attending Minnesota State University is accused of getting another student drunk in his dorm room on Labor Day evening, then raping her while videotaping the incident after inviting other students on his floor to watch the crime.
Angel Mario Vega, 23, of Moorhead was charged on Wednesday with one count of felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a helpless victim, and with one count of providing alcohol to someone under 21, a misdemeanor, Inforum reports.
[su_center_ad]According to court documents, police and an ambulance responded to a report of inebriated people at the dorm about 11:15 p.m. Monday on the MSUM campus.
When officers arrived at on the scene, they could smell alcohol and vomit. The officers saw two men and two women in the room, with one of the women lying in bed vomiting into a trashcan. According to Inforum, the other woman was lying on the floor unconscious and partially undressed, and had vomited on herself.
Vega reportedly saw the police, bent down, then grabbed the woman on the floor and told her to be quiet.
Vega’s roommate reportedly told police he and Vega had invited the two women over for drinks, and they became intoxicated after playing some drinking games which they lost to two men.
According to four other students present, Vega came over and asked them to “see something crazy.” The students saw the victim lying topless on the couch, clearly intoxicated, according to what they told police.
Vega said he was going to take her back to his room and “get laid,” then the students said they witnessed him dragging her back to his room, which is when they called school security.
When police arrived, they discovered several items of women’s clothing in Vega’s room, along with the victim’s student identification card.
A photo of the half-dressed woman on the couch was discovered on Vega’s phone. According to court documents, a video shows Vega forcing the woman to have sex.
Vega allegedly admitted to police that he gave the victim Fireball whiskey, even though he was aware that she was only 18-years-old.
The wrestler denied having sex with the woman and claimed that he only made out with her. In addition, he denied telling other students he was going “to get laid.”
Vega had no explanation as to how the woman’s underwear ended up on his dorm room floor, according to court documents.
Vega claims he did not take the photo or the video of the incident with the women.
After seven hours, the victim could then only recall to police the drinking games, and a vague recollection of being in the ambulance.
The woman’s blood alcohol content registered at 0.235 percent when she arrived at the hospital, according to the authorities.
Vega’s bail was set at $60,000. “He has been suspended from the wrestling team pending the outcome of the legal process and university investigation,” athletic director Doug Peters said on Friday.
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