Oakman indicted on sexual assault charges
- Updated: July 20, 2016
And you thought Melania Trump was having a rough week? Former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman – once considered a second- or third-round pick – got some bad legal news on Wednesday.
The school’s all-time sack leader was indicted by a grand jury in Waco, TX on charges of second-degree felony sexual assault. If you think that sounds bad, you’d be right. He’s facing 20 years in prison.
The indictment stems from an April arrest when a graduate student claims that Oakman sexually assaulted her at his apartment on April 3rd.
“I think an indictment is just a prosecutor’s rubber stamp and requires a much lower burden of proof than one required for a conviction, which is beyond a reasonable doubt,” said Michelle Tuegel, Oakman’s attorney. “We still have a lot of investigation and work to do in this case. Shawn maintains that the sex in this case was consensual.”
We’ll see what happens, but in general, it’s not a good thing to be indicted for felony sexual assault.
Shockingly, Oakman went undrafted.