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29 December 2015: Baylor Bears defensive end Shawn Oakman (2) before the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Baylor Bears at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire)

Former Baylor DE Oakman indicted for sexual assault

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Former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was indicted Wednesday by a McLennan County, Texas, grand jury on one count of sexual assaulting a Baylor student at his apartment on April 3.

Oakman graduated in December and completed his playing career with the Bears in their bowl game. He transferred from Penn State where he had been dismissed for shoplifting and violating team rules. In 2013, Oakman was accused of assaulting his former girlfriend but charges were not filed.

In the alleged incident last April, the Waco Police Department claims Oakman invited a woman to his home on the night of April 2, where he forced her into his bedroom, “forcibly removed” her clothes and sexually assaulted her.

“Shawn Oakman maintains his innocence in regard to the recent accusations made against him, and he insists that the sexual relationship in this case was consensual,” Oakman’s attorney Michelle Tuegel said. “It is unfortunate that this situation has been lumped in with other events that are unrelated. It is important that we not rush to judgment. Every citizen accused of a crime in this country is presumed innocent unless the state proves the accused offense beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. We look forward to vigorously defending Mr. Oakman and presenting the facts involved in this situation.”

Oakman went undrafted by the NFL in April. Last season he had  14.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.

Former Baylor DE Oakman indicted for sexual assault

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