Mount Union student, who played on school's football team, accused of raping three other students

Posted at 1:44 PM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 17:51:48-04

A University of Mount Union student, who was a wide receiver on the school's football team from 2013 to 2016, is accused of raping three other students.

Jordan D. Hargrove, 22, was arrested on Thursday and appeared in court by video on Friday. He is being held on $750,000 bond. 

All of the alleged sexual assaults happened at the off-campus house where Hargrove was living. They occurred in September 2016, February 2017 and September 2017. Two of the victims were 18 years old at the time of the assault. One victim was 19 years old. 

According to court records, all of the women were intoxicated when the assaults happened. It is unclear whether Hargrove had also been drinking. 

Police reports show Hargrove used his hands, feet and teeth as weapons in the attacks.

According to the Mount Union website, Hargrove played football for the school from 2013 to 2016. He played in a total of 44 games. He enrolled at the university in 2013 and is currently enrolled for the fall semester, according to administrators. 

Mount Union sent the following statement to News 5 regarding the cases:

When notified of an allegation of sexual misconduct, the University of Mount Union enacts its Sexual Misconduct Protocol, a standard and extremely detailed process that is followed when an individual reports that he or she has been a victim of a sexual assault. This includes assisting the student in seeking medical attention, filing a police report and receiving support from a counselor. We also suggest that the student consider discussing the issue with family members or others who can provide support. The institution is very committed to the safety of its students and has developed this protocol in order to provide for the rights of all parties involved in a situation such as this while working cooperatively with local police officials.

If convicted, Hargrove could face up to 11 years in jail for each offense. 

If anyone has any information regarding the assaults, they are asked to contact the Alliance Police Department at 330-821-9140.