High school football player accused of being a serial rapist

A Montana high school football player pleaded not guilty to raping five teen girls in separate incidents — including one where he allegedly told a victim she “better keep her mouth shut about it,” according to court documents.

Brayden Pond, a Billings High School student and former member of the football team, appeared Tuesday in Yellowstone County Court on five counts of sexual intercourse without consent, the Billings Gazette reported.

The 17-year-old denied allegations that he sexually assaulted five girls between 2016 and 2017.

Court documents claimed the teen — who previously attended and played football at Skyview High School — raped a 14-year-old girl after getting alcohol for her and her friends in February 2017. He reportedly told the teens he wouldn’t let anyone go home until “someone gave him oral sex,” news station KRTV reported.

Pond also allegedly forced another girl, who was 16, to have sex in his truck at the Skyview High School parking lot. She told authorities she attempted to push him off but then “blacked out,” the news station reported.

Another victim, who was 14 years old, said she was also raped by him in his truck, which was parked in an open field, the Billings Gazette reported.

A 16-year-old girl reported to police that Pond raped her while she was “blacking out” in another incident, according to the newspaper.

The court documents also alleged Pond raped a 17-year-old girl at a house party. The victim — who told authorities she didn’t know Pond — said he brought her downstairs, locked the door and sexually assaulted her, KRTV reported.

Several victims reported being under the influence or said they couldn’t push him off because he was physically larger than them, authorities said.

Police launched an investigation into the allegations in January.

He is set to appear in court Sept. 13 to determine whether to return the proceedings to juvenile court.

Pond faces life in prison if convicted of any of the charges.

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