Former Baylor University football player and NFL prospect Shawn Oakman was released from McLennan County jail on a $25,000 bond Thursday afternoon.
Oakman, 24, was arrested on a charge of sexual assault Wednesday afternoon. It was reported that he and a student left Scruffy Murphy’s on Speight Avenue to his apartment on April 3, according to a search warrant.
Oakman met with Waco Police Department detectives and was served with two search warrants Wednesday, according to a Waco Police Department press release. One warrant was for his cellphone and the other was for DNA samples. After executing both warrants, the Waco Police served Oakman a warrant for his arrest and took him into custody at a county jail, according to the press release.
The student reported that she went to Oakman’s apartment and, once there, he forcibly removed her clothing and sexually assaulted her. The victim told officers that her underwear and an earring were left behind, according to the search warrant.
The woman was treated for her injuries and taken to Providence Medical Center and had a sexual assault exam, according to the search warrant.
According to the affidavit, Oakman said sex was consensual.
Tonya Lewis, assistant director of media communications at Baylor, released a statement on behalf of the university Wednesday. She said the university was aware of the former football player and graduate’s arrest.
“We will continue to cooperate with the Waco Police Department to provide any information that could be helpful to the ongoing investigation,” Lewis said.