After deliberating for two days, a jury convicted former Vanderbilt defensive back Brandon Banks of rape on Friday evening, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Banks was charged in the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student. He was found guilty on five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. He was found not guilty on five other counts.
Banks’ trial begins on Monday.
According to AP, Banks testified he was bullied into participating, although there was video evidence showing otherwise, which the prosecutors dismissed.
As previously reported, because Banks was convicted, he will be facing a minimum of 15 years in prison. Two other former Vandy players have already been convicted and sent to prison, for 15 and 17 years, respectively.