University of South Dakota football player accused of rape

Posted at 11:01 AM, Nov 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-25 11:01:23-05

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — A University of South Dakota football player accused of attempted rape in an alleged attack in October is now facing a new charge.

Clay County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Tiffany Husby says 21-year-old Dale Williamson turned himself in Thursday after officials issued an arrest warrant for second-degree rape.

The State's Attorney's Office didn't return a phone message seeking more information.

Husby says the charge is separate from the felony second-degree attempted rape charge Williamson faces in an alleged Oct. 22 attack.

Police say a woman accuses Williamson and 20-year-old Danny Rambo, another football player, of entering a bedroom where she was having consensual sex with another player and assaulting her at the off-campus residence the three players shared. Rambo is also charged.

Williamson is a sophomore reserve defensive back from Donalsonville, Georgia.