Charged with rape, ex-hoops star says little in court
July 15, 2008
Ex-college hoops standout Teddy Dupay said nothing to reporters as he left his initial appearance in 3rd District Court Monday and climbed into a black Lexus.
Dupay wore tan trousers with a brown shirt and tie and sat with his arms folded in the courtroom. Sometimes he glanced at the floor while waiting for his hearing and appeared to reply to a text message on a cell phone Dupay kept holstered at his side.
The former Florida Gator’s legal name is Edward Raymond Dupay. The 29-year-old played on the runner-up team in the 2000 NCAA basketball tournament.
Court documents charge Dupay with felony rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault, all first-degree felonies. The accusations stem from what charging documents describe as an attack at Stein Eriksen Lodge at 7700 Stein Way in Deer Valley.
Dupay was booked into the Summit County jail June 19 after he attacked a 28-year-old woman with whom he had had about a two-year relationship, according to court papers prosecutors filed July 3.
He reportedly posted $40,000 bail and was released that day at about 6 a.m.
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Dupay told officers it got "a little rough," but denied raping the woman, the charging documents state.
"He stated, ‘how can you rape someone you love?’"
according to court papers.
The woman, who accused Dupay of hitting and kicking her about 150 times, said the man frightened her. It is unclear whether she was in a relationship with Dupay at the time of the alleged attack.
The woman had bruises on her arm, shoulder and thigh, scratches on her back and a swollen left eye, investigators claim, adding that the victim also suffered two fractured ribs.
"Additionally, there was dried blood around her lips," charging documents state.
"Mr. Dupay forced her under the desk in the room and would not let her leave and told her that if she attempted to leave he would catch her and kill her and her family," according to Summit County prosecutor Paul Christensen.
Dupay started as a guard for the Florida Gators when the school lost to Michigan State in the NCAA championship game. A Florida spokeswoman said Dupay played basketball at the school from 1999 to 2001.
Dupay stood before Judge Bruce Lubeck for only a few minutes Monday. His attorney Elizabeth Hunt declined to comment after the hearing.
Dupay could face up to life in prison for each of the counts if he is convicted. A court hearing is scheduled for Dupay Aug. 11.
Dupay reportedly resides in Herriman.