CSU athlete charged w/ sexual assault after reported rape


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — North Charleston Police have arrested and charged a man after a woman told police he raped her.

Nikolas Constantakos was arrested Wednesday morning on a charge of first degree criminal sexual conduct.

Police say a woman reported Constantakos sexually assaulted her on March 5 after she caught a ride back with him to an apartment complex following a night of drinking and bowling.

Police say the victim claims Constantakos forced himself on her, starting with kissing then leading to forced intercourse inside his bedroom.

According to police, the victim says she tried to refuse and leave, but wasn't able to until Constantakos eventually passed out.

Police say the victim didn’t report the incident until March 19 while at a local hospital.

Constantakos remained in jail at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, after a judge earlier in the morning set his bond amount at $50,000.

Constantakos is listed as a member of the Charleston Southern University baseball team on the school's athletics website. He is a sophomore at the university, and hails from Jupiter, Florida, according to the school.

Charleston Southern officials say they've begun investigating the incident, but aren't able to comment further on the case.

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