Sedgwick County Jail booking photo, 9.7.18
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) –
Former Dallas Cowboys running back and Wichita native Joseph Randle allegedly raped the mother of his son several times in the hours before his arrest earlier this month.
The allegations were disclosed in a probable cause affidavit released Friday afternoon. Randle, 26, is charged with two counts of rape, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, seven counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and one count of aggravated battery.
Officers were then called at around 1 a.m. on September 7 to a rape in progress at an apartment complex near K-96 and Rock Road. Police have said the 28-year-old victim had minor injuries and she told police that Randle had sexually assaulted her.
The affidavit says Randle went to the apartment at around 6 p.m. the evening before and the victim "could tell he had been drinking. Joseph continued to drink and began acting in a way which made (the victim) fear for her safety."
She had sent a friend a text message telling the friend to make sure her son went to her mother if something happened to her that night. The document states Randle forced the victim into sexual acts for hours while their son was in the apartment.
The victim later went outside and used a man’s cell phone to call police. He noticed bruising on her neck that looked to be finger impressions.
Officers arrived and detained Randle, who told investigators he’d gone to the apartment to work on taxes and that he fell asleep around 10 p.m. He was booked into jail about two and a half hours after the 911 call.
Meanwhile, at a local hospital, a forensic nurse noted the victim had visible injuries consistent with sexual assault. She also reported Randle sexually assaulted in December of 2015 and knocked one of her teeth out last month.
Randle remains jailed on $750,000 bond. 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.