Eagles OL Josh Sills indicted on rape, kidnapping charges

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles offending lineman Josh Sills was arraigned by a Guernsey County Common Pleas Court grand jury on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping, both first-degree felonies, according to a release published on the Ohio attorney general of the United States’s site.

Per the release, Sills participated in sex that was not consensual and held a victim versus her will in December 2019.

The supposed criminal offense was instantly reported, according to the release, and the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office carried out an in-depth examination. The case existed to the grand jury and is being prosecuted by the unique prosecutions area of the attorney general of the United States’s workplace.

A summons was released for Sills, 25, to appear in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court at 1 p.m. ET on Feb. 16.

“The organization is aware of the legal matter involving Josh Sills,” the Eagles stated in a declaration. “We have been in communication with the league office and are in the process of gathering more information. We have no further comment at this time.”

The Eagles are betting the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona.

According to the cops report gotten by ESPN, an officer was dispatched to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center Emergency Room in Cambridge, Ohio, on Dec. 5, 2019, to take a report of a sexual attack. According to the female’s account, a guy dropped her and her cousin off at her cousin’s location, where she was remaining. After her cousin left the car, “the male grabbed her by the arm and pulled her back into the truck.” The male got her by her ponytail and attempted to kiss her, the report stated, and she consistently informed him to stop, however he continued. Once her buddy was inside the house, the account continues, the male then attempted to remove her trousers and kept “touching me down there.” She likewise declared the male required her to have foreplay with him.

She determined the male as Sills, whom she stated she had actually gone to high school with and had actually understood for 7 or 8 years. The officer took pictures of the female’s face and neck, as she specified she had actually been gotten numerous times by the neck, the report stated. The deputy was likewise notified that medical facility personnel were doing a CT scan to look for strangulation injuries. A nurse notified the deputy that she found bruising in the back of the female’s throat along with on her inner lip. The nurse likewise kept in mind that there was bruising to her best ear which the female likewise revealed the officer bruising on the back of her left knee.

Sills, a local of Sarahsville, Ohio, was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted totally free representative in April. He participated in West Virginia from 2016 to 2019, then moved to Oklahoma State in 2020.

Sills appeared in one video game for the Eagles this season, in October versus the Arizona Cardinals.

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