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Newhouse charged with forcible rape, sodomy

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri freshman linebacker Alvin Newhouse
was charged Monday with forcible rape and forcible sodomy, police
said.

University police Capt. Brian Weimer said the victim came to
police Sunday afternoon, accusing Newhouse of raping her early that
morning in his Graham Hall dorm room.

Weimer said Newhouse, 19, was arrested at 1:35 a.m. Monday.

Newhouse was arraigned by video at the Boone County Jail. He was
being held Monday on $60,000 bail. Newhouse was told he could not
have any contact with the victim or return to Graham Hall.

Newhouse also had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear
in court from a campus violation, police said.

Reno Savala, Newhouse's guardian in Dallas, said Newhouse said
he was innocent, that the intercourse was consensual.

"If he's done something he'd admit it to me, and if not, he'll
fight it to the end," Savala told STLtoday.com, the Web site of
the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Alvin isn't a rapist. … He didn't
do this. The truth will come out."

Newhouse was a freshman running back/linebacker from South Oak
Cliff High School in Dallas. He did not play this season.