Hilldale football star Cole Kiser, 18, has been charged with forcible rape in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, MuskogeeNOW.com has discovered.
Kiser, the number 1 wide receiver for Hilldale's team, was elected player of the game numerous times by MaxPreps.com for his performance on the team. He is scheduled to graduate this year.
He is alleged to have raped a 15-year-old girl in Baton Rouge, who told police she was attending a youth conference at a local church in July of 2015 when the event happened.
Kiser and his accused co-defendant, name withheld because he is still a juvenile, described as Kiser's cousin, were attending the same conference, an affidavit filed in the case alleges. The girl says she met the pair at the pool of the hotel she was staying at. At first, she said, she and he began kissing consensually.
Later that night, the victim went to the pool with a friend, but the friend left, leaving her with Kiser and his co-defendant. The girl got out of the pool and Kiser allegedly asked her if "sex was an option," according to the affidavit. The girl told police she said no, and that Kiser said they were going to have sex, and if she screamed, he would "go to her hotel room where her family was and hurt everyone in the room."
The girl alleges he and the co-defendant looked around to find an area without cameras and ended up in a wooded area next to the hotel, where they took turns having sex with her.
The victim later that night posted to social media "I just cheated on my boyfriend with some random .... we had sex?" When questioned by police about the post, she insisted she was raped by the two boys.
A rape kit determined the girl had skin from two males under her right hand fingernails. DNA testing showed that Kiser could not be confirmed or excluded as the person whose skin it was, and that The co-defendant was excluded.
An arrest warrant was issued for Kiser on April 29 in Baton Rouge. Calls for comment from Kiser's family have not been returned. If they are, we will report what they say if they comment.
UPDATE: The family has declined to comment, but said through a friend that they're confident the evidence will exonerate the boys.
UPDATE: Cole Kiser was arrested in Baton Rouge on May 12, when he was also released on a $25,000 bond.