A recently surfaced police incident report from 2013 names former Baylor defensive end and NFL draft prospect Shawn Oakman, who was arrested earlier this month on unrelated charges of sexual assault.
The alleged victim was a 19- year-old female Baylor student. According to the police report, the woman said Oakman picked her up under her armpits and shoved her into brick, cabinets and shoved her face into “clutter” on her bed.
According to the report, the woman did not want to press charges but did want to have the incident report on file.
The report explains that the woman and Oakman were having a discussion about their relationship. The two had been dating from August 2012 to January 2013, according to the report. The incident started when the woman had asked Oakman to tell one of “his girls” to stop commenting rude things on her Instagram, and Oakman replied by telling the woman she was not his girlfriend, according to the report. When the woman started crying, Oakman tried to give her a hug, according to the report. After the woman put her hands up and said ‘no,’ Oakman became angry and violent, according to the report.
The woman told Oakman he was hurting her, and he responded, ‘You think I care?’ and called her a ‘slut and whore,’ according to the report.
Waco Police Department Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said the woman had some minor bruises on her arms and a swollen lip.
Tonya Lewis, assistant director of media communications at Baylor, emailed a university statement to the Lariat concerning inquiries related to the case.
“Last fall, the firm Pepper Hamilton began a comprehensive external review of the University’s response to previous reports of interpersonal violence. Their review has continued this semester,” Lewis wrote. “As questions have arisen over the ensuing months, we have noted that we cannot speak about individual cases and remain within the confines of governing law. Additionally, it has been necessary to show restraint in responses to questions about our institutional response as we allow the firm’s review to proceed to completion in a thorough and orderly manner. When complete, we will review and determine the best course for acting on the resulting recommendations. Our priority has been and remains the safety and wellbeing of all our students.”
Swanton said the Waco Police Department is not required to notify Baylor about incidents involving students.
“There is no indication in the reports that we notified Baylor,” Swanton told the Lariat.
The incident happened about six months after Oakman had enrolled at Baylor. Prior to coming to coming to Baylor, Oakman had been kicked off the Penn State football team for assaulting a cashier who was trying to stop him from stealing food from a campus store, according to a Waco Tribune-Herald article.
Oakman was arrested April 13 on a charge of sexual assault after meeting with Waco Police detectives and providing his cell phone and DNA samples. He posted bail the next day. The investigation is still ongoing.
The charges arose over a claim that Oakman sexually assaulted a woman in his apartment who came home with him after being at Scruffy Murphy’s in Waco, according to a police search warrant. Oakman said the sex was consensual.