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Praise Martin-Oguike Charged: Temple LB Facing Rape Charge, According To Report

Temple Owls linebacker Praise Martin-Oguike, 18, has been charged with "forcible rape, false imprisonment and related offenses," according to a report ( The charges occurred on May 31 and Martin-Oguike is free after posting bail. He has been suspended by the school as well as its football team "until the charges have been resolved."

The incident between Martin-Oguike and a 21-year-old female victim allegedly occurred on May 26 at Martin-Oguike's dorm.

He signed her in, and the pair went to his room to watch television, according to the affidavit. After some time, he forced her into a lying position, grabbed her around her neck, stripped her shorts off and then raped her while she kicked her legs, cried and told him to stop, the affidavit states.

He did stop then, and she grabbed her clothes and fled to the dorm bathroom, where she discovered vaginal bleeding and called a close friend in Michigan to tell her she'd just been raped, according to the affidavit.

The victim reported the incident to the campus police the next day and told them Martin-Oguike texted her to ask her if she would press charges. Martin-Oguike's attorney couldn't be reached for contact.