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Prominent SMU Student Arrested for Sexual Assault on Male Classmate: VIDEO

John David Mahaffey, a 19-year-old Southern Methodist University sophomore whose great-great grandfather was on the university's founding committee and whose grandmother, father, and two aunts are also alums, has been suspended from the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and banned from campus after SMU issued a crime alert with regard to a sexual assault at 3 am last Sunday morning that Mahaffey later admitted to in a phone call recorded by police. Mahaffey, of Springfield, Mo., is a Hunt scholar, a student senator, a scholarship committee chairman, and an officer on SMU's Inter-fraternity council, NBC5 reports.

JohnDavidMahaffeyThe Dallas Morning News reports:

According to the affidavit, the other man, who is also an SMU student, said Mahaffey forced him to give oral sex. He told Mahaffey “no” and “stop” several times, but felt intimidated and was afraid Mahaffey would get violent. He said Mahaffey told him “you better not tell a soul,” the affidavit said.

The next day, the student met with SMU police and agreed to record a phone call with Mahaffey. During the phone call, he told Mahaffey “you know I did not want to do that?” According to the affidavit,  Mahaffey replied, “I know you didn’t, but we have to say it was consensual or lawyers, parents, and the school will be involved.”

NBC5 Dallas reports: "Debbie Denmon, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County District Attorney’s office, said Friday that the case probably will be referred to a grand jury in the next few weeks. Mahaffey was released from the Dallas County jail on $25,000 bond. He did not return a phone call seeking comment."

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  1. @uffda: a Methodist is either a Baptist who needs a checklist on salvation, or a Presbyterian who laughs at such a Baptist.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Sep 29, 2012 5:32:36 PM

  2. AS SOMEONE WHO HAS GOTTEN MANY MEN TO GO FARTHER THAN THEY PLANNED -- I can understand the "force of will" attraction. However, one has to learn when "no" means "no, for sure, don't".
    I am pretty well SHOCKED that posters do not recognize that rape is an act of violence, not of sex. We aren't mindreaders, to tell if John is as Gay as Christmas -- straight guys get blown by Gays every day. Texas is full of people who have a twisted view of life.
    John has blown something as well -- he has blown away most of his life.

    Posted by: Bob | Sep 29, 2012 5:33:11 PM

  3. Weelll...J.D. seems to like hanging with girls and going to the musicals:

    Posted by: jkl3321 | Sep 29, 2012 5:38:24 PM

  4. This doesn't suprise me either. Mommy and Daddy taught him well that he'd get along much better playing straight. This is the evil that comes from living in the closet.

    Posted by: Jake | Sep 29, 2012 5:56:02 PM

  5. SMU, the cradle of the Dubiya library? Not surprised....

    Posted by: Iban4yesu | Sep 29, 2012 6:57:32 PM

  6. I wonder if the assault victim was a fraternity pledge who was being hazed in some way in this incident. Does not condone it but might supply a context in which force or violence would not be needed, only intimidation and the threat of being refused membership in the chapter. "Blow me, pledge, or you'll never get initiated into this fraternity."

    Posted by: brotherdoc | Sep 29, 2012 7:20:09 PM

  7. This sort of scenario is unfortunately a fantasy for some.

    Posted by: jason | Sep 29, 2012 7:25:04 PM

  8. I agree with the posters questioning this. The blowee, absent a gun, knife or other weapon of force is in an extremely vulnerable position , the blower is the one in the position of power and can cause immense amounts of pain and disfigurement.
    As there was no mention of a weapon involved, I'm puzzled as to how the element of force is involved. Seems a difficult burden of proof for the prosecutor, something a good defense attorey will be able to rebut.

    Posted by: NwYrkr | Sep 29, 2012 7:30:13 PM

  9. Wow! The guy's alleged to be a rapist and here we have people saying how hot he is and that he could do them.

    What if the person had allegedly raped your mother or sister?!

    No wonder there's that large element out there that thinks we're a bunch of sex-crazed perverts!

    Posted by: John | Sep 29, 2012 7:54:48 PM

  10. I doubt too much will come of this. Rapes are seldom successfully prosecuted, regardless if it's same-sex, even with damning evidence.

    Posted by: River | Sep 29, 2012 7:58:45 PM

  11. John : We ARE sex crazed perverts! are straight men..

    Posted by: Yupp | Sep 29, 2012 8:22:11 PM

  12. Ridiculous. Throw the damn book at him. Assault is assault, and there's nothing to laugh at. Guys can and do get sexually assaulted and it's not 'fun' or amusing.

    Let sunshine try and pull that cr*p in prison. Unfortunately, he probably would be put in segregation.


    We have another hazing/sex scandal at a suburban school here in Boston involving the football team. 4 indictments for sexual assault, no details released yet. Unbelievable. Most the guys doing stuff like this would bust a beer bottle over the head of a gay guy on a saturday night, or drive around neighborhoods with large gay populations yelling f*g/f*ggot at random dudes.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 29, 2012 10:08:13 PM

  13. Yupp: I'm sorry you don't want to take this seriously, but rape isn't a joke. Stop belittling the situation.

    Posted by: MateoM | Sep 29, 2012 10:51:21 PM

  14. Give me a flying flippin break.

    So let's say someone rapes you.... Are you going to avoid being alone with that person ever again or do you allow yourself to get back into a situation where you could be raped again?

    If there is someone who wants you to blow them and you don't want to what are you going to do? Say no and then proceed to go down on then or say Hell no and walk away?

    I am bewildered this happened a couple of times and since the blower didn't have enough balls to walk away he gets to cry rape?

    Posted by: Michael | Sep 29, 2012 11:07:41 PM

  15. @Kyle your empathy knows no bounds. Good for you.

    Posted by: Sam Armstrong | Sep 30, 2012 12:35:07 AM

  16. @Chris this is a gay news site. It reports on gay news. Your exclamation points confound me.

    Posted by: Sam Armstrong | Sep 30, 2012 12:36:32 AM

  17. I agree with Kyle's post.

    Posted by: Andrew | Sep 30, 2012 1:01:20 AM

  18. Uhm, no weapon was used, and you didn't just bite it ?

    Something about this story, and all the "what's wrong with you posters, heeee waaaaaas raaaaaped" comments elude me.

    Stop being the victims.
    And stop hating those of us that refuse to be victims.
    And stop hating us for telling you to stop.

    Just stop.

    Posted by: "The Gay" | Sep 30, 2012 4:37:25 AM

  19. I do wonder with BrotherDoc that this might very well be hazing. Some fraternities are famous for having "homosexual" rituals as are some sports teams. Of course the frat will deny any of this goes on. Having read the frat's statement (I'm not sure where) I do wonder if it's a homophobic coverup for their behavior.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Sep 30, 2012 7:05:19 AM

  20. First of all, what's up with everyone here blaming the victim? The police seem to have a recorded confession.

    And secondly, why do people assume this guy is gay? Rapists are about power, not sexuality. This guy may have used force or intimidation to get a blow job, not caring who the victim was (male or female). This kind of same sex abuse happens in fraternity culture all over the country, and the guys who do it are not all closet cases.

    Posted by: mike128 | Sep 30, 2012 10:34:01 AM

  21. More on JD. Scroll down.

    Posted by: Roger | Sep 30, 2012 3:28:21 PM

  22. The victim is also an SMU student and may have even stronger connections than JD. There are a lot of questions to be answered before we can jump to conclusions. The recording is the damning evidence. Even if JD is let off, any political career he might have hoped for is dead plus the story will follow him forever, taint any relationships he might form......its a lose-lose situation. The fall-out at home (Sp MO--very conservative--home of the Evangelical church) will be hard on Mom and Dad.

    Posted by: Roger | Sep 30, 2012 3:36:30 PM

  23. Guilty until proven innocent? My kids have gone to school with J D Mahaffey since elementary school. J D has always been a well mannered, hard-working, polite young man. It is hard to believe the amount of hate coming from people that don't know him, just based on allegations. It is funny how people can make gay slurs about another person as long as they are from a different political party. This whole accusation is questionable. What man would perform oral sex on another without a fight? J D is not a large, bulllying type person. What rape victim would call up their attacker the next day and say "you know, I didn't want to do that." Why the religious slurs. Southern Methodist has no connection to the Methodist Church other than the church owns the land the university is on. Part of the benefit of living in the U.S. was Innocent until Proven Guilty. Now, the press and a bunch of hateful people can smear a person's reputation based on allegations. What about waiting until it has been decided in a court of law.

    Posted by: Brent | Sep 30, 2012 5:31:48 PM

  24. Too bad, "Brent", that you (like your kind always does) chooses to say "It is funny how people can make gay slurs about another person as long as they are from a different political party" rather than attempting to be intellectually honest and acknowledge that JD's chosen political know...does a lot worse that say gay slurs.

    they actively encourage and promote bigotry and prejudice and discrimination against LGBT people.

    which is why your good friend JD is such a pathetic coward. And so are you, btw.

    Good to know he has friends like you. Were you jack-off buddies growing up in your happy closeted-republican coward enclave? :D

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Sep 30, 2012 5:45:35 PM

  25. Brent : I think you're only picking out the people who are posting "Guilty!" here and ignoring those saying "There are a lot of holes in this story" and the like.

    Posted by: Yupp | Sep 30, 2012 7:06:53 PM

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