Ex-Gator Dupay appears in court on rape, kidnapping charges

Updated: July 14, 2008, 3:16 PM ET
Associated Press

PARK CITY, Utah -- Teddy Dupay, who played on Florida's runner-up team in the 2000 NCAA basketball tournament, made an initial court appearance Monday on charges of raping and kidnapping a woman at a Utah ski resort.

Dupay did not enter a plea Monday in 3rd District Court.

The 29-year-old Dupay is charged with felony rape, aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping. In court documents, Dupay denies raping the woman. The two had been in a relationship for two years.

On June 19, Park City police were called to the Stein Ericksen Lodge, where a 28-year-old woman told officers that Dupay raped her in one of the rooms, according to court documents.

Prior to the rape, she said Dupay hit and kicked her 150 times.

She said he also forced her under a desk and told her if she tried to leave, he would kill her and her family, according to court documents.

Investigators say the woman had two fractured ribs, scratches on her back and bruises on her thigh, arm and shoulder.

The Associated Press usually does not identify alleged victims of sex crimes.

Dupay, whose legal name is Edward Raymond Dupay, was arrested and taken to the Summit County jail, where he posted bond and was released a few hours later.

Dupay acknowledged in court documents that he and the woman "got a little rough" but denied rape.

"How can you rape someone you love?" he is quoted as saying in court documents.

Dupay and attorney Elizabeth Hunt declined to comment after Monday's court appearance, which lasted less than a minute.

If convicted, Dupay could face up to life in prison for each of the counts.

He is scheduled to appear in court again Aug. 11.

The 5-foot-9 Dupay had been a shooting guard for the Gators for three seasons when he was dismissed from the team before his senior season. Evidence surfaced that he asked another student to place bets for him on Gator basketball games.

Dupay was never charged criminally with gambling violations. He later played basketball in minor leagues and overseas.

Summit County jail records list his hometown as Herriman, a Salt Lake City suburb.


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