School basketball player and son of former NFL star accused of sexually assaulting, sodomizing an 18-year-old woman
The victim reportedly pleaded with the seven-foot-tall Walter to stop, and was fearful of him because of 'his size, strength, and aggressiveness.'
The son of a former National Football League (NFL) player, 18-year-old Jacob 'Jake' Walter, was reportedly arrested on Tuesday after being accused of raping and sodomizing an 18-year-old woman. Walter, a former high school basketball star, was apprehended in north Kentucky's Boone County on charges of first-degree sodomy and first-degree rape, according to the Daily Mail.
Authorities said that the attack occurred on Sunday when Walter allegedly dismissed the woman's pleas that she wasn't feeling well and did not want to have sex. The former All-State basketball player for Covington Catholic then pinned her down and raped her until she bled, according to reports.
According to a press release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department, the victim reportedly pleaded with the seven-foot-tall Walter to stop, and was fearful of him because of "his size, strength, and aggressiveness." "Walter dismissed the victim by laughing at her and telling her that she would be fine," the release added. Investigators said that Walter also attacked the woman by pinning her down and pulling her hair. The assault reportedly continued for some time.
Former Cov Cath basketball standout Jacob Walter has been arrested. Charged with rape, and sodomy. https://t.co/R22vZhjmYc— Jake Ryle (@JakeWCPO) December 12, 2018
Prosecutors, in a court hearing on Wednesday, said that shortly after the attack, the victim alerted her mother, who ultimately got Walter to leave. "The victim told her mother and made an excuse on why he needed to leave, giving her an opportunity to call the police," the prosecutor told the court. The victim and the mother immediately alerted the police after Walter left.
According to investigators, Walter called and texted the victim repeatedly after leaving her home, saying that he was sorry for what happened. Court records stated that Walter was charged as a juvenile in May with domestic violence, however, the charge was later dismissed and the case was sealed.
The case, however, was reopened and Walter, the son of Joe Walter who played thirteen seasons as a tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, from 1985 to 1997, was taken to the Boone County Jail, where he is currently being held pending bail of $250,000.