The retrial for the former Vanderbilt University football Brandon Vandenburg began Monday.
Vandenburg is charged with five counts of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated sexual battery and unlawful photography. While he did not physically participate in the 2013 alleged rape of an unconscious woman, prosecutors believe he encouraged it, and should be held responsible for what happened in the dorm room.
Jury selection took place in Memphis, Tennessee because the judge was concerned the intense media coverage could taint the jury. Jurors were bused to Nashville for the trial. Meanwhile, Vandenburg’s attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the case against him based on double jeopardy, according to NewsChannel 5. Vandenburg was found guilty last year but a judge declared a mistrial after it was discovered a juror revealed he had lied about being a victim of an assault.
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