Vanderbilt University football player charged with raping an unconscious female student

Brandon Banks' defense attorney Katie Hagan, says he was acting under duress during the 2013 rape that was partially captured on his cellphone. The assault happened in a Vanderbilt campus dorm room.
Hagan said that teammate Brandon Vandenburg, 23, 'was pressuring and goading' Banks throughout the incident.
Vandenburg, who was dating the woman at the time, was sentenced to 17 years in prison in June 2016 for his role in the rape. Cory Batey, 23, another teammate, received a 15-year sentence in April 2016.
On Monday, Assistant District Attorney Jan Norman opened the trial by telling jurors, in graphic detail, that a video shows Banks assaulting the student with a water bottle. Banks' cellphone also contained 23 of 41 images of the assault, Norman said in Davidson County Criminal Court.

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Tags: Brandon Banks, Brandon Vandenburg, Cory Batey, rape, Vanderbilt University, football player, unconscious, student

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