EKU MEN'S BASKETBALL | Babb-Harrison Arrested on Charge of First Degree Rape

12/04/2016 09:54 PM

EKU men’s basketball player Jaylen Babb-Harrison is being held in the Madison County Detention Center on a charge of first degree rape.

He was booked into the detention center on Sunday.

cn|2 Sports received an official statement from EKU after reaching out for comment. It reads:

“Eastern Kentucky University and the Department of Athletics are cooperating fully with the Richmond Police Department investigation. Jaylen Babb-Harrison is currently suspended from the EKU Men’s Basketball team pending further investigation.

Eastern Kentucky University is committed to the safety of all students and will enforce all laws, regulations and student conduct policies that deal with sexual assault. EKU provides a variety of support services for survivors of sexual violence and encourages reporting of crimes or misconduct to EKU or Richmond Police and the EKU Title IX office.”

Babb-Harrison is listed as a redshirt senior on the Colonels roster and has played in all nine regular season games this season.

cn|2 Sports will continue to update this story as more details become available.

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