CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) — UNC Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen had his bond set at $103,500 Monday morning after being arrested over the weekend on rape charges. He posted bond and was released from the Mecklenburg County Jail at 4:02 p.m. Monday.
Olsen, 22, was arrested Sunday and charged with second degree forcible rape, cyber-stalking, forcible sexual offense and assault.
The charges stem from an incident involving a 23-year-old woman, who Olsen had reportedly been in a relationship with for one year. She told authorities Olsen had sexually assaulted her, resulting in bruises to her body, according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors said Olsen sent threatening text messages to the victim while they were out drinking in Uptown Charlotte the night before. When they arrived back at the apartment, she told police Olsen assaulted her. She said Olsen put a phone charger cord around his neck and tried to kill himself.
The victim then left the room and went to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment, prosecutors said. She said Olsen raped her three separate times after she said “no.” Her injuries match her account, according to the medical examiner.
#Breaking UNCC QB Kevin Olsen was in relationship with girlfriend for one year. Allegedly raped her, bruised her eye, and other injuries— Lauren Dugan (@DuganFOX46) February 20, 2017
The University said the incident, which happened off campus, appears to involve sexual assault within an existing relationship.
Olsen, a junior at UNC Charlotte, signed with the 49ers in December of 2015.
UNC Charlotte said Olsen has been suspended from Charlotte Athletics and the University is reviewing the case consistent with its disciplinary procedures.
Olsen is the younger brother of Carolina Panthers’ TE Greg Olsen.
The alleged incident occurred a week after a separate incident, in which a UNC Charlotte student was charged with raping another student on campus.