Hearing rescheduled for EKU basketball player charged with rape

Published: Dec. 4, 2016 at 7:08 PM EST
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An EKU basketball player accused of rape was originally scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday. However, jail officials tell WKYT that Jaylen Babb-Harrison, 23, posted bond and his court date has been rescheduled to next week.

Babb-Harrison is charged with first degree rape. He was arrested Sunday morning.

According to an arrest citation, police were called to Baptist Health Richmond ER to investigate a sexual assault. Police say the victim told them that she had been at Babb-Harrison's home and he had sex with her against her will.

Police say when they interviewed Babb-Harrison, he stated that the victim never said she wanted to have sex and did tell him to stop at one point. According to Babb-Harrison's citation, he admitted that he had crossed a line and should have stopped. He added that he "should be held accountable for his actions" and that he regretted his actions.

Babb-Harrison is a guard for the EKU men's basketball team. He is listed as a senior on the roster.

WKYT has reached out to EKU for comment. Leaders say they have been notified of the arrest and they released this statement on Sunday: