An assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Drury University has been charged with rape after police say he forced himself onto a woman after a party on campus earlier this month.
Marko Boskovic, 25, was charged Friday with second-degree rape after he allegedly had sex with a woman while she was crying and telling him "no."
An entry on the Drury athletics website says Boskovic started as an assistant coach at the school in January.
Drury spokesman Mike Brothers said Boskovic, who is also a graduate student at the school, has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of a school investigation. Brothers also confirmed the alleged victim is a Drury student.
According to a probable cause statement from the Springfield Police Department, Boskovic and the victim met up at a party on the Drury campus on the night of May 6.
The statement says they both "consumed intoxicants" at the party.
The woman left the party at about 1:30 a.m., and Boskovic walked her home. When she got to her home, however, the woman realized she didn't have her keys, so Boskovic offered to let her stay at his place, according to the statement.
The woman got into Boskovic's bed, and he then took off his pants and approached the bed, the statement says.
The woman, believing Boskovic was going to try to have sex with her — with or without her consent — told Boskovic to put on a condom, according to the statement.
The statement says the woman tried to push Boskovic away, and he grabbed her by the neck, turned her over and removed her shorts.
The statement says Boskovic then had sex with the woman without her consent.
During the sex, according to the statement, the woman was crying and repeatedly telling Boskovic "no."
Boskovic is being held in the Greene County Jail on $50,000 bond. He does not have an attorney listed for this case.
A bond recommendation document says Boskovic is a Serbian national who had talked about leaving the country prior to his arrest.
Brothers, the Drury spokesman, said the university's safety and security department was made aware of the incident on May 10. University officials then helped the alleged victim file a report with the Springfield Police Department.
Brothers said the university is working with Springfield police to assist with the investigation and also conducting its own Title IX investigation which it hopes to complete in the next 60 days.
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