USF's LaDarrius Jackson accused of sexual assault for a second time

On May 1, Jackson was arrested after USF police said he forced a woman to have sex with him in a dormitory on campus.

He has been charged with two counts of sexual battery and false imprisonment.

"While I am shocked and saddened at the recent arrest of a member of our team, I am disappointed that the actions of two players over the last two months have harmed the reputation of our program, of our wonderful university and of my character", Strong added. She rebuffed him and tried to leave the bathroom, but Jackson blocked the door with his 6-foot-4, 248-pound frame, the Sheriff's Office said. He also has been dismissed from the football team.

This is the second set of charges brought against the 22-year-old Jackson.

Detectives said Jackson then forced the victim drive to a nearby pharmacy for emergency contraceptive and made her take it in front of him.

The woman immediately reported the incident to university housing staff and Jackson was arrested later that night at Tampa International Airport. That's when investigators say Jackson grabbed her and began taking off her clothes and sexually battered her. Then he reportedly dropped her off.

USF's spring semester had just ended and he was about the board a plane home to Birmingham, Ala., USF police said. Taylor later recused herself from the case. In his second appearance with a different judge, Jackson was barred from having contact with the alleged victim but granted permission to travel home to Alabama.

Taylor had harsh words Jackson and Strong, the former Louisville and Texas coach who has been at USF since December.

Jackson turned himself in voluntarily on Wednesday; he was released on a $9,500 bond several hours later. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

  • Julie Sanders