Abilene Cooper standout arrested for alleged sexual assault of child

Dorsey suspended indefinitely from Cougars, AISD superintendent says

ABILENE, Texas - An Abilene Cooper football standout who has committed to play for Baylor University was arrested Wednesday for alleged aggravated sexual assault of a child.

In addition to his arrest, 18-year-old Cordell Dashun Dorsey has been suspended from Cooper's football team "indefinitely," Abilene ISD Superintendent Heath Burns said in a written statement.

Dorsey has been released on $25,000 bond, Taylor County Jail records show. Dorsey turned himself in at the jail at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday and bonded out at 12:31 p.m.

According to jail records, the alleged offense occurred on or about on July 6.

KTXS obtained the arrest report from the Taylor County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon. The victim is listed as an 11 year old girl. Since the girl is a juvenile, the victim of the assault's identity is not being used.

The girl told a caretaker that she had been molested by Dorsey every weekend over the summer until the end of July. A sexual assault nursing exam confirmed those allegations. The girl police are not naming said the assault happened at her father's house in Taylor County where she spent much of the summer.

Cordell Dorsey has a verbal commitment to Baylor University.

According to jail records, the alleged offense occurred on or about on July 6.

Burns said the district has been made aware of Dorsey's arrest involving allegations of "non-school, off-campus activity of the criminal nature."

"We understand the charges are very serious, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all parties who might be involved," Burns said.

However, Burns said, "I would like to remind everyone that in this country an individual is considered innocent until proven otherwise."

Burns said district officials are "saddened by this situation and hope authorities can come to a speedy and just resolution for the sake of all concerned."

Earlier this year, Dorsey – a senior Cooper safety considered to be a 3-star college prospect – committed to play for the NCAA Division I Bears.

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