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UI football player accused of raping another student in UI dorm

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Kyree Curington (Latah County Sheriff’s Office)
Kyree Curington (Latah County Sheriff’s Office)

MOSCOW, Idaho – A University of Idaho defensive back accused of raping a fellow student in her dorm room Dec. 7 has been suspended from the team.

Kyree L. Curington, a freshman, is charged with one count of rape. He is free on a $75,000 bond following an arraignment hearing on Monday.

According to a police affidavit, a woman told police she and friends had encountered Curington at a bar and that she later invited him via Snapchat to sleep with her at a student residence hall. She said she got into bed with him but when she told Curington she didn’t want to have sex, he overpowered her.

A roommate told police she was laying on a lower bunk and did not see what happened but overheard the woman say, “No, I don’t do that,” and, “I thought we were just going to sleep,” and later heard her talking on the phone about the assault, the affidavit said. The woman was examined for sexual assault at Gritman Medical Center.

The university is conducting its own investigation.

Video surveillance at the residence hall supports the alleged victim’s account of letting Curington into the hall, and a man was seen leaving the hall around 4:15 a.m. wearing clothing similar to what police found in Curington’s dorm room, the affidavit said.

Curington was arrested Saturday. He told police he did not have sex with her, the affidavit said. He said he and his roommate, UI running back Tyrese Walker, met the woman at the bar and that Curington might have kissed her neck. In an earlier account, he told police he did not know the woman.

A preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 10 in Latah County District Court.

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