EKU men’s basketball player charged with rape


Photo obtained from the Madison County Detention Center website.

News Staff

Eastern Kentucky University basketball player Jaylen Babb-Harrison was arrested and charged with rape in the first degree on Sunday morning.

The senior guard, 23, told the police the victim never agreed to have sex with him and did tell him to stop, according to WKYT.

EKU released this formal statement:

Eastern Kentucky University and the Department of Athletics are cooperating fully with the Richmond Police Department investigation. Jaylen Babb-Harrison is currently suspended from the EKU Men’s Basketball team pending further investigation.

Eastern Kentucky University is committed to the safety of all students and will enforce all laws, regulations and student conduct policies that deal with sexual assault. EKU provides a variety of support services for survivors of sexual violence and encourages reporting of crimes or misconduct to EKU or Richmond Police and the EKU Title IX office.

Babb-Harrison is being held at the Madison County Detention Center.