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ANOTHER US student Convicted of campus Rape

The attack occurred in a dorm room on campus at Vanderbilt university

Just weeks after Brock Turner’s sentence was delivered, an ex-Vanderbilt university student was convicted of encouraging his football teammates to rape an unconscious woman who he was seeing at the time.

Brandon Vandenburg was found guilty on multiple counts of aggravated rape and sexual battery, as well as one count of unlawful photography.

The decision came as part of a retrial, after Vanderburg and teammate Cory Batey were convicted last year, but verdicts were thrown out after a juror withheld information that he was a rape victim.

Four former teammates were charged in the case, with two of them committing the rape itself.

In the retrial, there was some dispute between the prosecution and the defence over how much of a part Vandenburg had played in the rape.

The prosecution argued that he had taken advantage of the woman and her trust by giving her alcohol and then encouraging his teammates to commit the rape. They even had evidence that he had passed out condoms to the other players before they committed the crime. 

However, the defence argued that Vandenburg was too drunk to know what was happening, and that he was merely asking the other men to help him carry her to his room after they couldn’t get into her apartment.

After four hours of deliberation, the jurors found him guilty. The verdict could mean that he may face a sentence of 15 to 25 years.

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