Police arrested former Baylor football player Shawn Oakman Wednesday afternoon on charges of sexual assault.
Oakman, 24, met with detectives at the Waco Police Department and was served with two search warrants for his cellphone and DNA samples. He was then arrested and taken to the McLennan County Jail, according to a Waco Police Department press release.
Information regarding his bail has not been released.
Tonya Lewis, assistant director of media communications, issued a statement on behalf of Baylor.
“We are aware of the arrest of Shawn Oakman, a graduate of Baylor University and a former member of the football team. We will continue to cooperate with the Waco Police Department to provide any information that could be helpful to the ongoing investigation,” Lewis wrote.
The investigation, led by Waco Police Detective Sam Key, began last week when a Baylor student reported that she had been assaulted by Oakman after leaving Scruffy Murphy’s on Speight Avenue in the early morning of April 3.
He asked her to walk home with him after meeting at the bar, according to the affidavit. Oakman is accused of forcibly removing her clothing and forcing her onto the bed before sexually assaulting her at his apartment.
The woman left after the assault, but left behind underwear and an earring, according to the report. She then went to the hospital, received treatment for injuries and was given a sexual assault examination.
Waco police searched his duplex the same day for evidence of the woman’s belongings that may have been left behind. The police were looking for clothing, earrings, blood, semen, bodily fluids, hair, skin cells, DNA, bed sheets and other items, according to the police affidavit for the search warrant. Two comforters, a fitted sheet and flat sheet were seized from the property.
According to the affidavit, Oakman admitted to having consensual sex with the woman.
Oakman is an NFL draft prospect and was one of Baylor’s top defensive players. He was suspended for the Southern Methodist University game last season for rule violations. During this time Oakman had two warrants issued for running a stop sign and failing to appear in court. He graduated from the university in December.
He previously played for Penn State University, where he was dismissed for trying to steal food from a campus store.