HHS Football Player Accused Of Raping 15-Year-Old In City
Posted: February 8, 2013
By PETE DeLEA
HARRISONBURG — City police arrested a Harrisonburg High School football player Tuesday after a 15-year-old girl accused him of raping her over the weekend.
Weylin Holmes, 18, of Harrisonburg, is charged with felony rape, felony abduction and two felony counts of sodomy.
The investigation began Monday, when the girl talked to the school’s resource officer. She told the officer that the alleged crime happened Saturday when Holmes, an HHS senior, asked her to go to a friend’s apartment in University Fields, a housing complex on Port Republic Road near James Madison University.
“While she was in the apartment, Holmes asked her to go with him to a bedroom because he wanted to tell her something,” the officer wrote in an affidavit for a warrant to search the apartment, located at 1240 Devon Lane. “[The girl] said that she told him, no he could tell her right there. She said he then grabbed her by the arm and led her to the bedroom.”
The girl told police Holmes raped her once they were inside the room, the affidavit states.
Holmes is being held in Rockingham County Jail without bond. He is scheduled to appear in Rockingham County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Feb. 28 for a preliminary hearing.
The hearing will be held in juvenile court because of the victim’s age.
Holmes, a wide receiver at HHS, is the younger brother of Virginia Tech redshirt freshman tailback Michael Holmes, a two-time Associated Press Group AA Player of the Year for the Blue Streaks.
Weylin Holmes led the Blue Streaks with 820 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns on 39 catches as a junior. This past fall, Holmes finished his senior campaign with 340 yards and five TDs on 18 catches.