USF football player arrested for sexual battery that allegedly occurred in campus residence hall

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A University of South Florida football player was arrested for sexual battery on Friday, according to the school’s associate athletic director.

Brian Siergrist confirms Kevaughn Dingle, 18, is a player.

Dingle allegedly wanted to have sex with the victim. She refused, and he assaulted her.

The reported incident happened on campus at the Holly C Residence Hall.

USF police arrested him at 11:15 a.m. on one count of sexual battery. He was taken to the Hillsborough County central booking facilities.

“I think it was good for the girl to step up and say something because at the end of the day you can’t have people just running through your body—you know whatI’mm saying?  At the end fo the day, this is a temple,” said Jacquelyn Jones, a USF student.

“Some sports are more aggressive, so it seems more accepted I guess when a guy tries to get to know a girl and he assumes that she might want to partake in any sexual activity because of his standing,” said another student, Alexandra Vieira.

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