Gareon Conley says he has video evidence that discredits rape allegations in Cleveland

NFL prospect releases statement
On April 9, an off-duty police officer called for police and EMS for an alleged rape victim at the downtown Westin Hotel. (Source: WOIO)
On April 9, an off-duty police officer called for police and EMS for an alleged rape victim at the downtown Westin Hotel. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A top NFL Draft prospect at the center of a sexual assault investigation in Cleveland is speaking out.

Gareon Conley released a statement Wednesday through Vantage Management Group proclaiming his innocence.

Earlier this month a 23-year-old woman who met Conley told Cleveland Police she was raped by him at the Westin Hotel.

Conley, a former corner back with The Ohio State University Buckeyes, has not been charged with any crime. Cleveland 19 normally does not name people in police reports who are not charged with a crime but because Conley released the statement himself on the issue his name is included in this story.

Read the complete statement below:

The 23-year-old said she was out with some friends and walked back to the Westin Hotel, according to the report. While riding in the hotel elevator, she said she met Conley, who has still not been charged. Cleveland 19 does not name alleged victims in police reports.

Reporter Dan DeRoos has an exclusive interview tonight with the alleged victim's attorney on Cleveland 19 News at 11 p.m. 

The woman then decided to go back to his room instead of with her friends, the report states. When she said she arrived at the room, there was another male in a bathroom with a female. The woman told police that the football player asked the victim if she wanted to have a foursome with the couple in the bathroom. She told the player she would only watch the couple, and not participate, the report states. The player reportedly spun the victim around and had sexual intercourse with her from behind and then kicked her out of the room when he was done.

Police said they arrived to the hotel and found the two males in the room who were with the player but the player himself was gone.

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