Jesse Fraga / News Director
FIU Police arrested a Miami FC soccer player on Tuesday, Sept. 28 for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at the Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC), according to an FIUPD crime report. A custodian rescued her, police say.
Jahshaun Anglin, 20, was charged with a felony on the account of sexual battery after forcing himself on a woman against her will, according to the report.
“[The campus] is not a danger zone, but… it happened there,” said FIU Police Chief Alexander Casas.
It is unclear whether the victim or defendant are FIU students, Casas noted.
Anglin approached the victim at 12:00 a.m., who sat on a bench near the Northwest corner of the Green Library (GL), noted the record. The victim told FIUPD she did not know who Anglin was prior to that day.
They both consented to relocate to a nearby classroom, and walk about three minutes away to the College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE) building.
When they arrived, Anglin “began to remove his pants and boxers, and requested the victim to perform [oral sex],” stated the report.
He forced the woman onto the floor after she told him to stop, and struggled to get up, the report explained.
“He began to place his hands inside the victim’s shorts and underwear, simultaneously penetrating her vagina [with his fingers],” stated the report. “While on the ground, the defendant pulled his penis out of his pants and asked the victim to stroke it.”
Anglin also pressured her with vulgar language.
“Just let me c*m [finish] and I will go,” he said, according to the report.
Anglin then lifted her shirt and masturbated, eventually ejaculating on her chest while she laid face up.
“A custodian walked inside the room, then [Anglin] left,” FIU Police Captain Delrish Moss told PantherNOW.
The custodian who witnessed the scene escorted the victim to the FIU police station who reported the incident at 12:30 a.m., a half hour later.
FIU PD took Anglin into custody about 12 hours later. He was arrested before soccer practice in front of the Ricardo Silva Stadium on campus. He was later transported to the Miami-Dade County TGK Correctional Center without incident, meaning he did not fight back.
His bond was set at $10,000 during a court hearing the next day.
Miami FC issued a statement following the incident.
“We are aware of the situation involving a member of the Miami FC and we are cooperating with local law enforcement officials on this matter,” tweeted Miami FC.
The team offered no additional comments, as the investigation is ongoing.
PantherNOW will update this as more information is found.
Additional reporting by Elise Gregg and Valentina Palm.