Sexual assault case against Montrel Meander dismissed

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Montrel Meander is led into the Travis County Jail.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The sexual assault case accusing a former UT football player of assaulting a girl on campus has been dismissed. The decision to dismiss the case against Montrel Meander came after the jury acquitted Kendall Sanders last week of the same charges.

The victim, referred to as Jane Doe, in the assault case testified against Sanders earlier this month. The anonymous victim claimed she went back to Montrel’s San Jacinto dorm room after drinking on 6th Street. She said she initially consented to sexual intercourse with Meander.

Doe then states Kendall Sanders showed up at the dorm room and the two former football players assaulted her despite her pleas for them to stop. The 5’5′ woman said her attempts to fight off the men was impossible. Doe told the jury while she begged them to stop Sanders said “You are going to like it,” and “You can leave when I am finished.”

In their opening statements the defense said they intended to show Jane Doe did give consent to both men, but reported it as sexual assault for fear of embarrassment after Sanders took a picture of her during sex.

In her testimony she said if she could relive that night she wouldn’t have gotten drunk, and wouldn’t have gone home with Montrel.

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