Posted by Josh Katzowitz
The sexual assault case involving Broncos CB Perrish Cox was a nasty affair even before the judge in the case unsealed the court documents. Now that the Denver Post has picked up the arrest affidavit, the stench doesn’t revolve only around Cox anymore.
It’s spread to two of his teammates as well.
The victim in the rape case told officers that she thinks she was drugged the night she partied with Cox, WR Demaryius Thomas and DB Cassius Vaughn, and she didn’t realize she had sex that night until she discovered later that she was pregnant -- allegedly with Cox’s baby.
In the affidavit seeking Cox’s arrest, the woman said she had about four drinks the night of Sept. 5 and believed she passed out at Cox’s apartment because she had been drugged. The woman said she had been kissed and fondled by Thomas that night as well, but he had left before she fell asleep.
Thomas later provided DNA evidence to police that proved he wasn’t the baby’s father, and Vaughn, who was living with Cox at the time, also was proven not to be the father.
Originally, Cox’s lawyers had argued that the documents should not be unsealed, but the judge who ruled on the matter wrote: "Concerns about the potential harm to the right of the Defendant and the People to obtain a fair trial, should the affidavit be released, can be addressed through certain preventative measures taken during the trial process. Public policy weighs in favor of access to and the release of the record as opposed to the continued sealing of the document.”
Earlier Friday, the Colorado Supreme Court chose not to review the appeal by Cox’s lawyers, and thus, the affidavit was released today.
Cox, who is out on bail, faces a maximum life sentence for the two felonies.
To check out the 13-page affidavit in PDF form, click here.
UPDATED 6:56 P.M. ET: According to Fox 31 in Denver, the accuser ended her pregnancy.
Also, the Broncos have released a statement on the Cox matter: "The allegations involving Perrish Cox are extremely serious and troubling to our organization,” the Broncos said in a statement Friday afternoon. “We will continue to monitor this situation very closely."
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