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UNH football player charged with rape

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JeRome Wilkins (UNH)

JeRome Wilkins (UNH)

A University of New Hampshire defensive back is in jail and facing a charge of aggravated felonious sexual assault.
 
Durham, N.H., police say 19-year-old JeRome Wilkins of Baltimore was arrested Thursday after a two-month investigation.

He was ordered held for lack of $50,000 bail.

He’s due in court Friday.

In a statement, UNH said Wilkins had been suspended from the team.

The UNH athletic web site says Wilkins served as a backup defensive back last season.

He sat out the 2008 season as a red-shirt.

Durham police did not provide any details of the allegations against Wilkins.

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