*According to WPDE, Ray Anthony Lewis III — son of former NFL player Ray Lewis who retired from the Baltimore Ravens in 2013 — was charged with criminal sexual conduct by Conway police on April 29. The 20-year-old former Coastal Carolina University corner back of Apopka, Fla., was alleged to have sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman say police reports.
The incident occurred Jan. 23 at a Technology Boulevard apartment while the woman was physically or mentally incapacitated from the use of drugs and/or alcohol say police.
The case was presented to the 15th Circuit Solicito’s Office for review after compiling victim statements, medical reports from the hospital, lab results and witness statements; later police were instructed to obtain a warrant for Lewis III’s arrest warrant, according to Fox/Baltimore.
Lewis III’s attorneys, Tommy Brittain and Ed Garland, released the following statement after their client’s arrest:
“Ray Lewis III is innocent of all charges and we expect him to be fully vindicated by the end of this matter.”
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CCU spokeswoman Martha Hunn says Lewis III has been suspended from the university’s football team pending an administrative investigation. She released a full statement on the matter stating the following:
“Once CCU became aware of an incident, the University immediately began facilitating the administrative investigation, which includes requests to Conway Police Department for the police report and other information pertaining to this case. The University obtained the arrest warrant today.”
The Conway Police Department’s Lt. Selena Small said no further information on the case is available at this time and case investigation continues.
Prior to transferring to CCU, Lewis III signed with Miami out of Lake Mary Prep in 2013, but never found his place within the program. While originally recruited as a tailback, he was later moved to defensive back. At Miami, Lewis III never too a snap due and was plagued by off the field issues. After being suspended in 2013, Lewis III never quite found his way back to the field.