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Auburn University Swimmer Reid Mikuta has been indicted on a rape charge. (Lee County Jail)

Former Auburn Swimmer Reid Mikuta has been charged with rape

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Former Auburn swimmer Reid Mikuta was indicted with a first-degree rape charge by a Lee County grand jury, according to court documents released online Wednesday.

Auburn police began their investigation on Dec. 9, 2022 after receiving a delayed report of sexual assault which allegedly occurred on Oct. 9, 2022.

The indictment accuses Mikuta of having sex with an acquaintance “who was incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated.”

Mikuta turned himself into police on Tuesday and is being held to await a bond hearing at the Lee County Jail.

An Auburn spokesperson said that Mikuta is not enrolled in fall classes at Auburn and the university has no further comments at this time.

Mikuta decided to take a redshirt year to train for the Olympic Trials before planning to resume his eligibility in 2024-25. Mikuta was also named to the All-SEC second-team the last two seasons.

Lee County Circuit Judge Christopher Hughes stepped away from the case because his law clerk is married to a Title IX investigator with knowledge of the case. 

If convicted, Mikuta faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison per Alabama law.

Eagle Eye will continue to report on this developing story. 


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