Temple LB Praise Martin-Oguike Texts Girl He Raped: "Are You Going To Press Charges?" | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Temple Football Praise Martin-Oguike Texts Girl He Allegedly Raped: “Are You Going To Press Charges?”

by Patrick Sicher | Posted on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
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Praise Martin-Oguike, an 18 year old Temple Linebacker was arrested for allegedly raping a girl in his dorm room. To make matters worse, the victim alleges he texted her asking “Are you going to press charges?”

Details from Philly.com

According to court records, the 21-year-old victim, originally from Maryland, told police that Martin-Oguike, whom she knew, approached her the afternoon of May 26 as her mother helped her move into a new apartment, and invited her to visit him later in his dorm. She agreed and stopped by his dorm at Park Avenue and Norris Street about 4 p.m., records show. He signed her in, and the pair went to his room to watch television, according to the affidavit. After some time, he forced her into a lying position, grabbed her around her neck, stripped her shorts off and then raped her while she kicked her legs, cried and told him to stop, the affidavit states.

The student told police that Martin-Oguike texted her several times after the alleged incident, apologizing but denying wrongdoing and asking: “Are you going to press charges?”

Like with any alleged rape case (especially involving a young black man) it would be prudent to let the justice system play out before damning the guy, but those texts do a pretty good job of damning himself.

*UPDATE*

All charges have been dropped against Martin-Oguike

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  1. LB says:

    The text messages speak for themselves….why would he be concerned if he didn’t force himself on the young lady. She came to his room so I have to assume she liked him so he probably would have gotten the goodies eventually anyway, he didn’t have to go the rape route.

    • Rich P says:

      The message was probably after he found out she was pressing charges and he said something along the lines of “are you going to press charges? you know it was concensual”

  2. LB says:

    i’m immature. “goodies”… damn, i need to learn how to respect women.

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