A Dane County Circuit Court judge tells defense attorneys they failed to meet the burden to have charges dismissed against U-W football player Quintez Cephus.
Cephus was charged on Aug. 20 with second- and third-degree sexual assault involving two women on April 22. According to a criminal complaint, one of the women told police the other was so drunk that she looked “possessed”.
Cephus told police that the sex was consensual. He has been suspended from playing and practicing with the Badgers.
He will stand trial on two counts of sexual assault. The decision by Judge Jill Karofsky came after attorneys for the Badger wide receiver argued video surveillance showed his two accusers were not impaired on the morning of the incident. Testimony from a Madison police detective was a big factor in the judge’s decision. No trial date has been set.