USD Basketball Player Pleads Not Guilty

USD Basketball Player Pleads Not Guilty

A University of South Dakota basketball player who was charged with two counts of second-degree rape has pleaded not guilty.

According to the Vermillion Police department, Mihai Carcoana, a Sopohomore from Romania was arrested in December after a sexual assault was reported on the USD campus.

According to the Yankton Press and Dakotan, Carcoana allegedly raped a woman at his campus apartment and prevented her from contacting a friend for help.

Carcoana has since been suspended by the USD basketball team.

A jury trial is scheduled for May 15th at the Clay County Courthouse.