SU student accused of campus rape turns himself in
UPDATE: Clayton Bossier turned himself in to Southern University Police Tuesday night. He was charged with third-degree rape and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Bossier’s attorney said he intends to fight the charges. The university said it cannot comment on an ongoing investigation.
BATON ROUGE - A Southern University student wanted in a campus rape participated in graduation ceremonies Friday.
Southern University police got a warrant Wednesday for Clayton Bossier on a count of third-degree rape.
The warrant says that Bossier offered a woman his dorm room as a place to sleep after she complained about her roommate’s snoring. He told her he would leave the door unlocked for her. She and a friend went to the dorm room. The friend left before the woman went to sleep.
The woman said Bossier returned to his room between 1 and 2 a.m., got into the bed and laid beside her. She said Bossier pulled her close to him and began touching her.
"The victim said that she did not have a problem with that," the warrant says.
The woman told investigators that Bossier then began to perform sex acts on her without her consent. She said she told him to stop 10 to 15 times, but he did not, the warrant says.
He left the room after the attack, but came back and returned to bed. She eventually fell asleep, the warrant says. She left Bossier’s dorm when she woke about 6 am.
She messaged two friends, and one encouraged her to get medical attention and have a rape kit done to collect evidence. She went to the Student Health Center on Southern University's campus where she was told to go to the Our Lady of the Lake Hospital to have the rape kit performed.
According to the arrest warrant, Bossier sent a message to the woman that said, "Was extremely drunk last night I apologize for any disrespect that may have occurred."
Bossier posted on Facebook Friday that he participated in graduation ceremonies.
The university could not immediately respond to questions about the case. Bossier was listed as a Southern University football player in 2013 and 2014 team roster.