ROANOKE, Va. — Suspended Virginia Tech defensive back Dwayne Lamont Crossen, a Greensboro native, has been charged with making a video of an unclothed woman without her consent. Crossen, 19, of Christiansburg, has an arraignment scheduled for Monday on the misdemeanor charge.
Known as D.J. Crossen in most football references, the former Dudley High School football star attracted notice this month when it became known that he had been suspended from Tech’s team since September.
Virginia Tech said in a statement the suspension was for an unspecified violation of university policy.
A Virginia Tech athletics spokesperson referred back to the statement the school released this month when asked about Crossen’s arrest this afternoon. The school will have no additional comment.
“D.J. Crossen has been suspended since September 2018,” the statement said. “He is subject to the policies set forth in the Virginia Tech Code of Student Conduct.”
Crossen was allowed to practice throughout the fall — he was just suspended from competition — but that won’t be the case this spring. He was suspended at the start of the 2019 calendar year by the university.
A university suspension prevents a student from attending classes or participating in any school activities.
The arrest warrant for Crossen listed gave a date of Feb. 8 for the illicit video. The same date is contained in court docket records. However, a search warrant issued last fall for Crossen’s residence also contained an account of him making a video of a woman and said the incident was reported on Sept. 23.
According to last year’s search warrant, a woman accused Crossen of making a video of her while she and Crossen engaged in consensual sex. The woman told investigators that Crossen asked if it would be all right to make a video and she told him no. Later, the woman said, she received a Snapchat message that included a video of her “in a state of undress.”
The woman also said she received a message saying the video would be posted online “everywhere.” Since then, the woman said she had received messages from people asking to meet her, the search warrant said.