VSU student charged with raping another student

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC/AP) — Police have arrested a Virginia State University student on a rape charge.

22-year-old Jermayne A. Waller is accused of rape against a fellow student.

A woman told police that she, her roommate and Waller were in bed watching a movie in a dorm room on Dec. 1. After falling asleep, she says she was awakened after Waller touched her and began to have intercourse with her. The woman says she and her roommate fought him off and forced Waller out of the dorm room.

VSU police responded to the scene.

A judge set bond at $7,500. Waller has been banned from campus until the outcome of the case. He was part of the VSU cross country team. His preliminary hearing will be January 25 at 1 p.m.

Stay with 8News for updates on this developing story. 

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