UCLA Football Player Booked On Three Counts Of Rape
A UCLA football player has been arrested and charged with rape, stemming from an incident reported last October.
According to a release from the LAPD, UCLA student and football player Adam Searl, 20, was arrested on campus yesterday on three counts of rape. His bail was set at $300,000, which was posted later that evening. His next court appearance is October 29, KTLA reports.
Police say that a female student reported the alleged assault on October 19, 2014. She said that she and Searl had met a party off-campus in Westwood and that they both went to a nearby residence afterwards. She said that she went to sleep, but woke up to find Searl in the process of assaulting her.
The student was eventually able to identify Searl, after an "exhausting investigation" between the University of California Police Department and the LAPD.
Searl went to Irvine High School, where he was a punter and wide receiver on the football team, according to his bio.
UCLA's head football coach, Jim Mora, said that Searl has been suspended from the team "indefinitely while the legal process runs its course."
Anyone with information should call the LAPD's Operations West Bureau-Special Assault Section at 213-473-0447.