Former Vanderbilt player Cory Batey guilty of aggravated rape

Former Vanderbilt Commodores football player Cory Batey was found guilty of aggravated rape on Friday night. After deliberation, it was determined that Batey will be facing a 15-25 year sentence.

Batey’s sentencing will take place on May 20.

In total, Batey was found guilty of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, aggravated sexual battery, facilitation of aggravated rape and two counts of attempted aggravated rape.

“Our first thoughts are with the victim and the incredible strength she has shown, and continues to show, both throughout the investigation and the legal proceedings,” Vanderbilt vice chancellor for public affairs Beth Fortune said in a statement. “Our heart continues to go out to her as she has endured this retrial. This case has had a lasting impact on us all.”

Batey got off for the crime last year, along with former teammate Brandon Vandenburg.

However, the jury during retrial determined Batey was guilty and Vandenburg will be facing a similar retrial later this year. Former players Jaborian McKenzie and Brandon Banks still have cases pending.

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