BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- A former star lineman for Penn State
faces trial on charges that he sexually assaulted a woman at his
campus apartment more than a year ago.
Scott Paxson was charged with sexual assault, aggravated
indecent assault and indecent assault, prosecutor Lance Marshall
said. Paxson said the woman consented to sex. Judge Jonathan Grine
ruled Thursday there was enough evidence to send the case to trial.
The woman, a Penn State student at the time, said she went to
the 23-year-old player's apartment on Dec. 15, 2004, after meeting
him online. She contends Paxson should have refrained from having
sex with her, though she acknowledged she didn't say no or cry for
Paxson played in the Hula Bowl in January. The nose tackle led
the nation in 2004 with five blocked kicks. In 2005, he had 44
tackles and three sacks.