Second accuser testifies in sexual assault trial of former Badger

MADISON (WKOW) — A second woman who accuses Badger football player Quintez Cephus of sexual assault says she was so intoxicated she remembers very little of the incident, including sending Cephus a light-hearted message after the alleged crime.

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Her testimony comes on the second day of Cephus’s trial on charges of third degree sexual assault, and second degree sexual assault of an incapacitated victim. Authorities say Cephus sexually assaulted two fellow students April 22, 2018 in his campus apartment. He maintains his innocence, and his attorney says the sexual encounter was a “consensual threesome,” orchestrated by one of the women, who denies that.

The accuser says she only learned of the alleged sex assault after the incident through a phone call and text messages from the other accusing woman.

She testified Wednesday undergoing an exam in connection with a rape test kit was a traumatic experience.

The witness was shown a photo of herself with Cephus and current Badger player Danny Davis at a bar before the alleged crimes at Cephus’s apartment, and said she did not recall the photo-taking or meeting them.

The felony charge involving a victim being too intoxicated to consent to sex relates to Wednesday’s witness.

She was also shown a text message she sent to Cephus after the incident, inquiring as to whether she had left a vaping device at his apartment. The text message shows she included a heart emoji in it.

Cephus’s accuser testified she includes such an emoji to “basically everyone,” but also said she does not recall sending it.

The other woman accuser testified Tuesday Cephus forced sex acts on her and the other woman.

Davis is expected to also be a trial witness. Prosecutors said Davis was given immunity from prosecution for taking a photo of one of the nude women in Cephus’s apartment in exchange for surrendering his phone.

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