AUSTIN, Texas – NFL prospect and former Baylor football player Shawn Oakman was arrested Wednesday on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman at his Texas apartment earlier this month, Waco police said Wednesday.
The arrest of the record-setting defensive end is the latest troubling incident for the Baylor football program. Two former players were convicted of sexual assault in 2014 and 2015, and the school faces a federal lawsuit from one of the victims claiming the school didn't protect her.
A woman told police that Oakman, 24, attacked her April 3 after they met at a Waco nightclub. According to a police affidavit, Oakman told investigating officers they had consensual sex.
In a statement announcing the arrest, police also said they served two search warrants for his cellphone and his DNA while questioning him Wednesday afternoon.
Baylor's career sacks leader finished his college eligibility in December.
Oakman's agent did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the arrest. Attorney information for Oakman was not immediately available. Waco police did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment beyond the written statement.
The woman told police she walked with Oakman to his apartment after meeting him at the club and he attacked her in his bedroom. According to a police affidavit, the woman said she was able to leave the apartment after she was assaulted.
The affidavit says the woman was "treated for her injuries" at a medical center, where a sexual assault examination was performed. Investigators searched the apartment several hours later.