Soccer Star Nate Jaqua Accused of Sexual Assault

     PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – A woman says Major League Soccer player Nate Jaqua sexually assaulted her when she was attending the University of Oregon on a soccer scholarship.

     On July 1, 2007, the college soccer player and other members of the team met Jaqua at the popular college hangout Rennie’s Landing, according to the woman’s lawsuit in Multnomah County Court.
     Jaqua, whose real name is Jonathan Jaqua, discussed the differences between college and professional soccer with the plaintiff and her friends, the lawsuit says. The plaintiff says she trusted Jaqua because of his Major League status.
     At midnight, she headed home alone, but says Jaqua insisted on walking with her for several blocks.
     That’s when Jaqua attacked the plaintiff and “subjected her to a brutal, forcible sexual assault,” the lawsuit claims. Jaqua allegedly penetrated her vagina and anus with his fingers and penis, and then ejaculated and urinated on her.
     The plaintiff says she had to quit the soccer team because of her memories, is afraid to be alone and is scared of men.
Represented by Randall Vogt, she demands $10 million in damages.
     Jaqua has played for Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo. He currently plays with the Seattle Sounders.

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