Suspended University of Southern California lineman Osa Masina was charged with rape on Thursday along with two other felony counts, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office said.
Masina is facing rape charges and two forcible sodomy charges after being accused of assaulting a 19-year-old woman at his home in Utah on July 26, according to court documents.
The woman, identified as “K” in the charging documents, said she fell asleep in Masina’s basement, after consuming alcohol and marijuana at a party, and awoke to find him allegedly raping her.
The woman told police she lost consciousness during the alleged assault and woke up again to find Masina performing another sex act on her.
She remembers waking up the next morning in a neighbor’s yard after the alleged assault, according to the documents.
Masina admits to the sexual encounter but claims it was consensual, authorities said.
The 21-year-old football player is also being investigated for an incident in Los Angeles involving the same woman, according to Sgt. Dan Bartlett of the Cottonwood Heights Police Department.
The woman said Masina, along with fellow USC football player Don Hill, sexually assaulted her 12 days earlier in Los Angeles. She told police she awoke to find Masina and Hill performing sex acts on her after she consumed alcohol, marijuana and two Xanax bars allegedly provided by Masina.
Masina, a sophomore linebacker from Salt Lake City, was suspended from the team’s opener against the University of Alabama last Saturday for violating team rules, according to USC Head Coach Clay Helton.
Masina has since been suspended from all games, but was allowed to practice with USC and attend classes and team meetings until last Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was then notified that he had been put on “interim suspension pending administrative review of a Title IX investigation,” his attorney, Greg Skordas, told the Times.
Under the interim suspension Masina was forced to leave his campus residence. He is also barred from all USC-sponsored functions and is not allowed on campus without permission and an escort, according to the Times.
The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s office booked Masina and he is being held on a $250,000 bail.