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Carroll College football player accused of rape over the weekend in Helena

Posted at 8:32 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 10:32:54-05

A Carroll College football player from California has been accused of raping a woman in Helena on Halloween.

Jacob Owen Medders, 20, appeared via video in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court Monday on the charge of aggravated sexual intercourse without consent, a felony.

As of Monday, Medders was listed as a linebacker on the 2020 football roster for Carroll College.

Jake Medders appears in L&C Justice Court

According to court documents, Helena police responded to the report of a sexual assault that happened over the weekend at the 1200 block of North Park Avenue.

A woman alleges Medders forced himself upon her after being told no multiple times, and was unable to escape due to the size difference.

Officers found injuries on the woman consistent with sexual assault, and claim Medders changed his story several times during the interview.

Medders bond was set at $40,000. He’s expected to make his plea in District Court on Nov. 24.