Ex-Cowboys player Joseph Randle charged with rape, kidnapping

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9.11.2018 - Joseph Randle makes his first court appearance in a Wichita rape case 9.11.2018 - Joseph Randle makes his first court appearance in a Wichita rape case
Sedgwick County Jail booking photo, 9.7.18 Sedgwick County Jail booking photo, 9.7.18
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Former Dallas Cowboys running back and Wichita native Joseph Randle has been charged in connection to an alleged rape in Wichita. 

Randle was charged Tuesday with two counts of rape, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, seven counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and one count of aggravated battery.

The 26-years-old's next court appearance will be for a scheduling hearing on September 27.

Randle was also charged with a probation violation and will have a hearing on that case on October 10.

His bond was revoked in two other cases. He remains jailed on $750,000 bond. 


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Troubled former Dallas Cowboys running back and Wichita native Joseph Randle has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

Sedgwick County Jail records show the 26-year-old was booked just before 3:45 a.m. Friday for one count of rape and a probation violation. He was held on $500,000 bond.

Officer Charley Davidson said officers were called at around 1 a.m. to a rape in progress at an apartment complex near K-96 and Rock Road. The 28-year-old victim had minor injuries and she told police that Randle had sexually assaulted her. The investigation is ongoing. 

Randle's attorney in previous cases didn't immediately reply to phone messages seeking details about his latest arrest.

In June, he was sentenced to probation for aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, criminal threat, aggravated burglary and marijuana possession after striking three people with his car as he left a Wichita house party in 2016. 

He spent most of the past two years in jail, with occasional stints in a state mental hospital, on an array of charges. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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