Crosley MacEachen, a high school football star, is charged with rape, sexual battery, and gross sexual imposition after a young woman claimed he “undressed and raped” her while she slept. MacEachen is a student at the prestigious $16,000-a-year private school, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, and was set to play football at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana in the fall.
Prosecutors accused the 18-year-old boy of raping an unconscious girl – whose name has not been revealed – in a home in Symmes Township, Ohio. Crosley MacEachen allegedly came across the girl while she was sleeping before stripping off her clothes and engaging in sexual intercourse with her unconscious body.
The unidentified victim claims that when she woke up early morning on December 6, MacEachen was on top of her and was performing crude sexual acts. She then “pushed him off of her and realized she was naked, despite wearing clothes when she went to sleep,” according to court documents. The documents assert that MacEachen “engaged in sexual conduct, to wit: vaginal intercourse” with the victim, labeled “E.P.”
It was also alleged that a month before the incident, Crosley MacEachen went into another bedroom, this time in a Sycamore Township home, and grabbed the buttocks of the same girl. It wasn’t clear if the alleged victim reported this separate incident before or after the Dec. 6 account.
Court documents revealed that during the incident in November, the alleged victim sat down on the bed, and when she attempted to get back up, “he pushed her back down.” The victim then claims she ran out of the home and waited in her car for MacEachen to leave. It’s unclear whether the Sycamore Township house was the host of a party, or whether it was the victim’s home.
According to Crosley MacEachen’s defense attorneys, the case is based on allegations that, at this point, are not proven. “We intend to aggressively defend the case, Scott Croswell, MacEachen’s lawyer explained.
MacEachen is scheduled to appear for his pretrial hearing on Wednesday. The 18-year-old football star, who graduated from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, was released on bail after his family member posted a $100,000 bond.
According to reports, Crosley MacEachen was a football star at his $16,000-per-year private school and played cornerback and wide receiver last season. He averaged 17 yards per catch during his time at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and was set to play for the University of St. Francis before the accusations came forward. MacEachen withdrew himself from the university after his arrest in June.
His former coach, KC Woods, talked about him before the allegations came to light. Woods previously said “Crosley is one of the most dynamic football players that I’ve had the pleasure to coach. Every time he touched the ball, everyone’s eyes got a little bigger. He is also one of the smartest football minds that I have coached. He understands the game as well as most coaches do. Crosley will have a remarkable career for NAIA powerhouse St. Francis.”
More than a football star, MacEachen was also a basketball player for Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy before graduating in the spring. He made the 2nd Team All-Conference in February, despite only playing for one season.
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s athletic academy was ranked the number one Christian high school in Ohio by survey in 2017. Its mission statement claims that it intends to “build a culture of champions that develops, motivates, and empowers student athletes to impact the world for Christ.”
In a statement to WLWT, a spokesperson for the private school explained that “Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy has learned of an investigation which has resulted in charges filed against a former student. The alleged incident did not occur on school property nor during a school-sponsored event. CHCA is saddened for the individuals and families affected by this alleged incident, and our prayers remain with them.”