Bad news out of Atlanta. Several Morehouse athletes are currently suspected of several charges, including rape, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Basketball players Jamal Frank and Chukwudi Ndudikwa, along with Lucien Kidd are all suspected of rape. Frank and Ndudikwa are charged with aggravated sodomy as well, while junior basketball player Tevin Mgbo is charged with aggravated sodomy, kidnapping and reckless conduct. Kidd’s arrest was associated with a separate incident.
An update from CBS Atlanta shed more light on the background of the charges:
According to the incident report for Frank and Ndudikwa, on March 8, the two had non-consensual sex with a woman who was under the influence of an unknown substance.
Ndudikwa and Frank were arrested on rape and aggravated sodomy charges and Mgbo was charged with aggravated sodomy, kidnapping and reckless conduct.
Kidd was charged in a separate incident.
Police said in late March, Kidd held a woman down and raped her as she shouted “No!” repeatedly.
Kidd was arrested on one charge of rape.
|Tevin Mgbo goes up for a layup during his Clarke Central High school days. (Athens.com photo)|
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Frank is a 6’2 junior guard from Decatur, Georgia. Mgbo is a 5’9 junior guard from Athens, Georgia. Ndudikwa is a 6’1 senior from Atlanta. Kidd is not listed on the football team’s roster.
UPDATE: 1:29 PM
MOREHOUSE COLLEGE STATEMENT ON ALLEGED RAPES
In March, there were two alleged assault incidents involving Morehouse students.
After the information was brought to the attention of campus police, the suspects were identified and arrested.
While we cannot speak to specifics of these cases, our policies and procedures call for disciplinary actions against students who violate our code of conduct and the law, up to and including dismissal from the College.
Morehouse has a zero tolerance policy related to violence of any kind. Violence is the very antithesis of the Morehouse ethos and the values of a Morehouse Man.
Morehouse College police are working with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and will continue to do so until these cases are resolved.