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Baylor Recruit Cordell Dorsey Arrested in Abilene for Aggravated Sexual Assault

According to, Baylor recruit Cordell Dorsey was arrested today for the aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Moments ago, in Abilene began reporting that Abilene Cooper standout Cordell Dorsey, a member of Baylor's 2014 recruiting class, was arrested for the aggravated sexual assault of a minor, an offense punished under section 22.021 of the Texas Penal Code.

Based on the wording of that section, I would speculate (and this is pure speculation) that Dorsey was involved in a sexual relationship with someone who qualifies as a child under the Texas Penal Code, which means anyone under the age of 17 per section 22.011(c) of the same document.  Both sections are visible in the link I posted above.  The obvious question, then, is why he wouldn't be charged with statutory rape rather than aggravated assault, a charge that at least connotes an element of unwanted sexual conduct.

As far as Baylor is concerned, you will not see any comment on this case.  Because Dorsey is a verbal commitment at this point and a high school recruit, we can't acknowledge even that he is committed, much less that he may be facing legal troubles.  I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that Baylor pulls his offer in response to these allegations, however, it is important to remember that these are allegations.  Dorsey has not been convicted of anything to date.

I'll update the story as it develops, but for now, our thoughts and prayers at ODB are with the family of the victim.