April 22, 2014,Albuquerque, New Mexico (KOB/DailyMail) — A University of New Mexico star football player is accused, with two other men, of raping a female student in a moving car and has been dropped from the team.
Crusoe Gongbay, 20, who was slated to be the UNM Lobos’ starting running back as a senior in the fall, is being held on $50,000 bond after he turned himself in to campus police on Monday.
Gongbay and another man, Ryan Ruff, who is not a student, each face two counts of second-degree criminal sexual penetration, one count of kidnapping and one count of conspiracy, UNM Police Lt Tim Stump said.
At around 3 a.m. on April 13, a female student reported to campus police that she had been a victim of a rape.
According to a UNM report cited by the Albuquerque Journal, the victim said she was forced to engage in sexual intercourse with three subjects while inside a moving motor vehicle.
Stump told the Journal officials wouldn’t release any more of the report.
Investigators say they consulted with the district attorney’s office before requesting arrest warrants.
Ruff, who turned himself in on Monday night, is being held on a $100,000 bond. Officers are trying to determine the identity of a third man reported to have been involved, and are working on a composite. Ruff and the unidentified suspect are not UNM students.