Woman details abuse by former University of Delaware pitcher charged with raping six

Court documents detail allegations against a former University of Delaware pitcher charged with raping six women over the past five years. 

Clay Conaway, 22, faces seven counts of rape of six victims. Court documents say the crimes occurred in Sussex County (Delaware) between 2013 and July of this year. 

Conaway was first arrested in August and charged with a single count of first-degree rape of a 20-year-old woman in June in Georgetown, police said at the time.

Since that arrest was made public, police received reports from five more women who said they were raped by Conaway. He was re-indicted on those charges Monday. 

The new accusations include two counts of second-degree rape from July, one count from May, one count from August 2017 and two counts from separate incidents in 2013 — when Conaway would have been 17 years old and a student in high school. 

Arrest warrants detailing the allegations were not available in court records but his indictment indicates each of the crimes occurred in Sussex County. 

This past season, Conaway was a relief pitcher for the university's baseball team. A school spokeswoman said Monday he is no longer a student but could make no further comment. 

University correspondence reviewed by The (Wilmington, Delaware) News Journal show Conaway was expelled earlier this month following a university investigation into a woman's claim that he raped her in an off-campus apartment in November 2017.  

That correspondence was shared by the 22-year-old university student who accused him. Her name is being withheld because The News Journal does not reveal the name of sex crime victims. She reported the attack to police, who have not criminally charged Conaway in that case. 

She said she wanted people to know he was not expelled from the university because of the August criminal indictment. 

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