USU Football Player Arrested on Suspicion of Rape, Kidnapping, and Drugs Charges

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A Utah State University lineman has been arrested on suspicion of multiple first-degree felonies including rape, kidnapping, and selling drugs.

Kingsley Holliday is accused of taking a woman he didn’t know from an event venue on Sept. 3, 2022.

The victim, unknown to Holliday, said he dragged her across a parking lot, road and ditch, despite her repeated protests, and raped and sexually assaulted her, according to probable cause documents.

According to an affidavit, Holliday was seen at the event by witnesses and matched by DNA collected from the victim at a hospital the same night. The document states Holliday denied any involved with the abduction and sexual assault “but was concerned that the victim might be pregnant.”

Previous to the arrest, Holliday has reportedly been observed selling drugs similar to adderall to a confidential informant by the Cache Rich Drug Task Force on the USU campus during school hours.

He was arrested on July 10 on suspicion of the following:

  • Aggravated kidnapping — while committing unlawful detention
  • Rape
  • Forcible sodomy
  • Two counts of knowingly producing or dispensing a controlled substance

According to the USU Football website, he didn’t appear in any 2022 football games, spent the 2021 season at Snow College, and redshirted at Southern Utah University in 2019.

Utah State has a troubled history with rape cases involving members of its football team. The Utah Supreme Court recently denied an appeal from former player Torrey Green, found guilty in 2019 of assaulting six women. He was sentenced to up to life for the assaults.


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