Victim In Perrish Cox Case Feared She Was Drugged

DENVER (CBS4) – According to new details in an arrest warrant affidavit, Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox was arrested on sexual assault charges after a woman told officers she believed she was raped while she was drugged.

A 13-page arrest warrant affidavit released Friday shows the woman became pregnant and that DNA tests show Cox is the father.

The document statesthe woman told police that doctors informed her she had become pregnant at about the time she went to Cox’s apartment with friends and then passed out.

READ: Arrest Warrant Affidavit (pdf)

The woman says she has no recollection of most of that night last September and wasn’t sure anyone had sex with her until she learned she was pregnant.

Two other Broncos players were part of the investigation. Demaryius Thomas and Cassius Vaugh submitted their DNA samples after the victim learned she was pregnant, about seven weeks after the alleged incident.

Although those players willingly submitted their DNA, detectives had to approach Cox with a warrant during practice at Dove Valley to gather the DNA sample from him.

The victim said the night of the incident that she and a friend, who was dating Cox at the time, were at a nightclub when they joined Thomas and Cox, eventually leaving the club and going back to Cox’s apartment located in Lone Tree. She said she didn’t remember much and blacked out.

She told police she recalled, at some point, kissing Thomas. Her next memory was waking up in the morning on an air mattress in the apartment. That’s when she felt strongly that she had been drugged and that she had sexual intercourse. She reached out to the men present in the apartment asking if they had intercourse. Cox, in a text message, replied, “Hell No.”

The alleged victim’s friend said she was asked by Cox and Vaughn repeatedly to take a shower the next morning. The friend claims she was asked at least five times to shower.

The victim said she still felt strange about the incident and went to the hospital wanting to have a rape kit examination. She was informed by the hospital that the kit would cost $500 if she didn’t file a police report.

The victim said she didn’t have the money and didn’t want to file a police report because it was only a suspicion that something was wrong. The victim learned weeks later that she was pregnant. She said that was proof she was raped and that’s when she filed a police report.

When police told the victim that DNA concluded Cox was the father, detectives said she was stunned and could barely talk because she was crying and in a state of shock.

Cox pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault. He is free on $50,000 bail. His trial is scheduled for October.

The Denver Broncos released a statement Friday evening. The team said, “The allegations involving Perrish Cox are extremely serious and troubling to our organization. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely.”

Comments

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  1. Ace says:

    Guess the Broncos will need a new cornerback … that is, if they bother to play at all.
    What a dirtbag.

  2. mary says:

    I’ve always been disgusted by whiney people doing the whole pity me thing. She fooled around at will with other players, probably led him on, got pregnent thinking she coujld get money from someone famous and stayed pregnant of her own free will. Birth control is free to anyone walking into a planned parenthood clinic. No sympathys are deserved for her.

    1. Unbelievable says:

      mary,

      WOW…did you read the arrest warrant affidavit? Everyone there confirmed that she passed out before any sexual relations occurred. Cox claims he never touched her..Swore on his daughter’s life. What sick person rapes his girlfriend’s friend? And you blame it on her? Your just as sick.

  3. Guron says:

    I do not think Cox sexually assaulted that women when you read the story it shows that she is not telling the truth only what she thinks is the truth. I feel that she and Cox were both messing around with each other behind her friends back and she got pregnant like it says between the 3rd or 4tf of September right there she lied about him assaulting her, he lied about having sex with her period. If she was assaulted why didn’t she report it right away not a month later she had plenty of time to premeditate her story and she would have not have sex with #59. I believe she filed a false police report.

  4. Guron says:

    I do not think Cox sexually assaulted that women when you read the story it shows that she is not telling the truth only what she thinks is the truth. I feel that she and Cox were both messing around with each other behind her friends back and she got pregnant like it says between the 3rd or 4th of September but she states she was assaulted on the 5th of September right there she lied about him assaulting her. If she was assaulted why didn’t she report it right away not a month later she had plenty of time to premeditate her story and she would have not have sex with #59 2 weeks after she claims she was assaulted she would not let any guy touch her. I believe she filed a false police report.

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