Two starters on the Arkansas men’s golf team were arrested Wednesday after police say they took explicit photos of a woman without her consent, according to a report by KARK 4 News.
Taylor Moore, 21, and Nicolas Echavarria, 20, face charges of video voyeurism, the local TV station reported.
A spokesman for the Arkansas athletic department told GolfChannel.com on Wednesday evening that it is aware of the pending legal issue and that both players have been suspended indefinitely from the team.
Earlier this week Arkansas earned the No. 5 seed for next week’s NCAA regional tournament at Yale. The Razorbacks will have to turn to their bench to fill out their five-man starting lineup.
Here are the details of the players' arrest from KARK 4 News:
According to a police report, the victim called police to report a rape. The woman told police she had been drinking on Dickson Street before running into Moore and Echavarria, whom she knew. She told police she was too drunk to drive and got a ride with them. She told police she was taken to Moore's house, and she said she was under the impression that she would spend the night there and go home in the morning.
The victim told police that Moore gave her a shirt to sleep in, and that she remembered being carried to his bedroom. She told police she also remembered seeing a flash of light and thought Moore had taken pictures of her.
Police seized Moore's and Echavarria's phones with a search warrant and found sexually explicit pictures of the victim on Echavarria's phone. The two men told police they took three pictures and deleted two of them. Police also say the men admitted they took the pictures without the victim's knowledge or consent.
Moore, a junior from Edmond, Okla., is Arkansas’ best player. Ranked No. 42 in the country, he shared medalist honors at the 2014 U.S. Amateur, finished in the top 10 in five of his last six starts, and had a team-best 71.8 scoring average in 10 appearances this season.
Echavarria, a junior from Colombia, had the fourth-best scoring average on the team (73.8) while appearing in all but one tournament.