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College basketball players charged with rape, sodomy

Three college basketball players have been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two students.

The alleged incident happened December 7th at Snead State Community College.

One student turned himself in last week and two more did on Tuesday morning.

"They are no longer on scholarship. They are no longer on the athletic team. They are no longer students at Snead Community College," says Snead State Community College Interim President Lavell Thrasher.

Thrasher says his campus will not tolerate breaking the rules.

On December 7th, three college basketball players slipped in a window at Elder Hall, which is a college dorm.

Two female students were allegedly sexually assaulted.

"It was really scary. We couldn't believe it happened because it was like, our friends, you know. I mean, you would never think that anything like that would've ever happened," says Twyla Haggermaker.

Dominic Rayford turned himself into police on Friday. He's charged with first degree rape.

On Tuesday morning, Fernando Holden and Artavious Walker turned themselves in. They're charged with first degree sodomy.

"It happened to some of our best friends. It kind of made you think, could it actually happen to you," says Courtney Hardin.

Since the attacks, dorm room security has been tightened.

"Oh yeah, we're on lock down," says Haggermaker.

But both Snead State's Interim President and students believe it was an isolated incident and feel their campus is safe.

"Yeah, I think we're pretty safe here," says Hardin.

"I don't think it'll be happening again," says Haggermaker.

Snead State is considering putting up security cameras outside of the dorms.

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