A 7-foot-tall, 300-pound former high school basketball standout is accused of raping, choking and hurting a teen so badly that she bled during an all-day attack.
On Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies arrested Jacob Walter, 18, of Burlington, Kentucky and charged him with one count of first-degree rape and two counts of sodomy, according to a Boone County Sheriff’s press release.
On Sunday, detectives were alerted to the alleged incident. They noted that the victim said Walter “forcefully raped and sodomized her” all throughout that day.
“The victim stated that she was fearful of Walter due to his size, strength and aggressiveness and told Walter that she did not want to have sex with him due to her not feeling well that day,” the press release stated. “On two occasions, Walter sodomized the victim while holding her down and pulling her hair which resulted in bleeding and physical injury to her anus. During one other occasion, Walter forcibly raped the victim while choking her and pulling her hair.”
The victim said she told Walter to stop and that he was hurting her.
“Walter dismissed the victim by laughing at her and telling her that she would be fine,” the press release alleged. “The victim told a family member about the sexual assaults and the family member was able to get Walter to leave the residence. After Walter left the residence he began texting and calling the victim multiple times saying that he was sorry.”
The victim suffered “several contusions to her right upper arm, contusions to her right breast and a laceration to her left nipple,” the sheriff’s department said, adding that an examination also revealed that she suffered bruising on her buttocks in addition to several lacerations to her anus.
Walter is being held on a $250,000 cash bond. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time.
This is not Walter’s first brush with the law. He was charged in May with domestic violence, but the charge was dismissed and the case was sealed, according to Cincinnati.com. According to that report, he was offered a scholarship to play basketball at Xavier University, but he reportedly is not playing for the school or enrolled there. In high school, he was considered a basketball standout and was named All-State by the Lexington Herald-Leader.
[Photo: Boone County Sheriff’s Office]
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