Former TU soccer player arrested on counts of rape, sexual battery

TULSA -- A University of Tulsa soccer player was arrested last week on counts of rape and sexual battery.

Lesley Nchanji, 20, was arrested on counts of first-degree rape, forcible sodomy and sexual battery on Thursday.

According to court documents, the alleged assault was on a female student during a party.

According to the TU athletics website, Nchanji has two goals and four assists in his soccer career at the school. The school said he is banned from the campus and has been dismissed from the soccer team after the arrest.

TU officials released the following statement about the arrest:

"The University of Tulsa is investigating a report of a student who was sexually assaulted by another student earlier this month. TU’s Office of Student Affairs is reviewing the case in accordance with the student code of conduct. The alleged assailant was a TU student-athlete at the time of the incident and was arrested by Tulsa Police. He has been dismissed from the soccer team and is banned from campus pending the outcome of the university investigation."

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