Brandon Banks set to go to trial in Vanderbilt rape case next June

Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department
Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The third ex-Vanderbilt football player accused in the high-profile on-campus rape case will go to trial next June.

Brandon Banks is charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery alongside three of his three former teammates.

Two of those players, Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey, have since been convicted of the crime.

Banks will now head to trial on June 19, 2017, nearly four years after the alleged rape.

News 2 has learned that Banks previously refused to take an eight-year plea deal.

The fourth former player accused in the case, Jaborian “Tip” McKenzie, has not yet gone to trial and it’s not yet known if he will.

Just last week, Vandenburg was sentenced to 17 years in prison by Judge Monte Watkins.

Batey received a 15 year sentence, also from Judge Watkins, earlier this year.

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