Friday, October 19, 2018
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USF freshman receiver Kevaughn Dingle arrested

USF freshman WR Kevaughn Dingle was arrested by campus police late Friday morning on a felony sexual-battery charge.

An 18-year-old from Miami being redshirted this season, Dingle remains in jail on no bond, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office records.

A USF Police Department release indicates that around 1 a.m. Friday, campus police received a call of a possible sexual battery occurring at the Holly C Residence Hall. The incident reportedly occurred at noon on Thursday, the release says.

Campus police launched an investigation into the allegations and interviewed Dingle, an acquaintance of the victim. Based on the information gathered, officers "developed sufficient cause" to charge Dingle with sexual battery, according to the release.

A three-star recruit from Miami's Carol City High, Dingle (6-foot-1, 185 pounds) helped lead his school to the Class 6A state title in 2016.

USF athletic department officials didn't immediately respond to a phone message Friday afternoon.

Dingle is the second Bulls player to be arrested on sexual battery charges in six months. In May, former DE LaDarrius Jackson was arrested twice in 10 days on charges of forcing two women to have sex. Jackson was dismissed from the team.