Former Pacific Univ. athlete arrested for sex assault; another woman sues school

Former Pacific Univ. student accused of rape

FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- A former Pacific University football player was arrested Tuesday in Hawaii on charges stemming from a reported 2015 sexual assault in Oregon.

Hawaii News Now first reported the news.

Kasen Takushi, 20, was pulled out of class at the University of Hawaii Manoa on Tuesday. He is being held on a $520,000 bond while he awaits extradition to Oregon.

Takushi, who played football for Pacific in 2014, is facing one count of rape, three counts of sodomy and one count of assault.

According to Hawaii News Now, Takushi was expelled from the university after allegations of sexual assault were made against him in 2015. He was not arrested or charged before he left the school.

Takushi transferred to UH Manoa this fall.

Another woman says she was raped by a different Pacific University football player in 2013.

"I was upset, obviously," said the woman, who KGW is not identifying. 

She says she suffered bruising in the attack, which happened at an off-campus party.

"I live every day with stress and anxiety," she said. "I have nightmares, I don't sleep very well."

Her alleged attacker was never charged, but she is suing the university for $3 million. She says Pacific University created a culture that tolerates sexual abuse.

"I want to get justice for not only myself but other women going through what I'm going through."


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