Loyola graduate Smith charged in BC assault

The Baltimore Sun

Football Boston College defensive end Brady Smith, a Loyola High graduate, is being held on $50,000 bail after his arraignment yesterday on charges that he gained access to a residence hall at Boston College and assaulted a female student early Saturday morning.

According to a release from the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Smith pleaded not guilty to charges of breaking and entering at night with the intent to commit a felony rape. The junior was ordered to have no contact with the victim and to stay away from campus.

The Finksburg native entered the 21-year-old victim's residence shortly after 4 a.m., according to District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, and went to her bedroom, where he sexually assaulted her as she slept before fleeing the scene when she awoke. Boston College police later identified Smith as the assailant. The victim confirmed that Smith had assaulted her, authorities said.

Smith, 20, has been ordered to return to court May 19. He has been in custody since his arrest and was suspended from classes and the football team.

Smith's attorney, Philip Tracy, couldn't be reached for comment, but he told the Associated Press that the lineman's family hopes to have him home "to sort out what happened."

Smith, a two-time All-Metro selection and The Sun's Defensive Player of the Year in 2003, recorded 29 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks in 12 starts last year.


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