Complaint: 2 women report WR Quintez Cephus sexually assaulted them in the same night

Cephus suspended from Badgers football team

A Badgers wide receiver has been suspended from the team after he is facing charges for two felony sexual assaults.

Officials with the Madison Police Department said they responded to a local hospital on April 22 to meet with a woman who had come to the emergency room. The woman told police that she and another woman were sexually assaulted by Quintez Cephus in his apartment after they were out drinking at the Double U.

#Badgers WR Quintez Cephus has been suspended from the Wisconsin football team for violating the UW Student-Athlete Discipline Policy. #News3

— Melissa Y. Kim (@melissaykim) August 20, 2018

The woman told police that she and the other victim — who she said was equally intoxicated — both said no to Cephus during the assault. She also remembered waking up to Cephus and his roommate — Badgers wide receiver Daniel Davis — taking photos of her.

The first victim called the second victim from the hospital and told her she should come and have a rape kit done. The second victim told police that she did not remember the sexual assault, but did remember leaving the apartment crying.

Both women filed complaints with the Madison Police Department.

According to Wisconsin Circuit Court records, #Badgers WR Quintez Cephus has been charged with 3rd degree sexual assault and 2nd degree sexual assault-intoxicated victim.#News3

— Melissa Y. Kim (@melissaykim) August 20, 2018

Cephus gave a statement to the Madison Police Department and said the night was consensual. When asked about the photos, Cephus told police they had been deleted from Davis’ phone, according to the complaint.

The charges against Cephus include third-degree sexual assault and second-degree sexual assault of an intoxicated victim, according to court records. Dane County DA Ismael Ozanne confirmed to News 3 that Cephus will have an initial appearance at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.

She said it took place inside the apartment of a man that she identified as Quintez Cephus. Police say Cephus was cooperative when they talked to him.

— Melissa Y. Kim (@melissaykim) August 20, 2018

Cephus said in his statement posted on Twitter Saturday that he had been “wrongfully accused of unlawful conduct” and was “innocent of any allegations associated with this consensual relationship.”

Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst made only a brief statement to reporters Saturday night about the issue.

“Earlier today, met with Q,” Chryst said. “I know he was planning to release a statement and at this time I don’t really have anything more to add to that.”

Cephus announced Saturday that he would take a “forced leave of absence” from the Badger football team because he was facing “unspecified charges” from the Dane County District Attorney’s Office.