Who is Crosley MacEahen? Ohio school footballer, 18, accused of raping girl while she slept
CINCINNATI, OHIO: An 18-year-old high school football star from Ohio has been charged with rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition after he was accused of 'undressing and raping' a girl while she was sleeping. Crosley MacEahen, who is a rising football icon at the elite Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, allegedly raped the girl on December 2, 2020, around 5 am. Prior to the incident, MacEahen had reportedly molested her once by grabbing her butt in the bedroom of another house in Sycamore township.
In the early hours of December 2, the survivor woke up to find MacEahen having sexual intercourse with her. She soon realized that she was naked, despite remembering that she wore clothes before going to sleep. As she tried to get up, MacEahen allegedly "pushed her back down". Eventually, she ran out of the house in Symmes Township and waited in her car till he left. Prosecutors have not identified the survivor but allege that the footballer came across the girl in a bedroom and proceeded to rape her in sleep.
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Who is Crosley MacEahen?
MacEahen is a cornerback player for the football team at Cincinnati Hill Christian Academy, Ohio, which costs over $16,100 to attend. In his last season, he averaged 17 yards, as mentioned by the school. In Fall 2021, MacEahen was signed to play for the University of St Francis, Fort Wayne.
His former coach KC Woods had once showered him with praise for his skills on the football field. "Crosley is one of the most dynamic football players that I’ve had the pleasure to coach. Every time he touched the ball, everyone’s eyes got a little bigger. He is also one of the smartest football minds that I have coached. He understands the game as well as most coaches do. Crosley will have a remarkable career for NAIA powerhouse St Francis," Woods had said.
However, the nature of the present charges against him might end his football dreams forever. Besides football, MacEahen also played basketball for his high school team. The young player was arrested in June this year after the allegations against him surfaced. He is presently out on a $100,000 bond and would be heading back to court on July 21, 2021, for a preliminary hearing.
According to prosecutors, MacEahen saw the unconscious girl at the Symmes home and went ahead to strip her naked and have sex with her. Soon afterward, the survivor woke up and found MacEahen on top of her and forcing sexual intercourse.
Following MacEahen's arrest, the high school issued a statement saying, "CHCA has learned of an investigation which has resulted in charges filed against a former student. The alleged incident did not occur on school property nor during a school-sponsored event. CHCA is saddened for the individuals and families affected by this alleged incident, and our prayers remain with them."
While it is not known whether the girl also hailed from the same school, CHCA had made headlines in the past for shocking reasons. In 2013, a fifth-grade teacher of the school, Jamie Climie, was forced to resign after her naked photos surfaced as revenge porn on two websites. The following year she had filed a false police report of her phone being stolen, and later was arrested for the same.