Charlotte 49ers QB Olsen threatened to kill victim and himself before rape, prosecutor says
Charlotte 49er quarterback Kevin Olsen, charged Sunday with rape and other crimes, threatened to strangle himself with a phone charger moments before sexually assaulting his accuser, a Mecklenburg County prosecutor said in court Monday morning.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Olsen is expected to be freed on $103,000 bond later today on three counts of felony second-degree forcible rape, communicating threats, assault on a female and second-degree sex offense (forcible fondling). The incident occurred at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at Olsen’s apartment in University City, near the UNCC campus, according to Assistant District Attorney Kristen Northrup. Olsen and his accuser were dating, authorities said.
Olsen, 22, is the brother of Carolina Panthers’ tight end Greg Olsen.
Kevin Olsen, with his other brother Chris alongside, turned himself in to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on Sunday afternoon and spent Sunday night in jail. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison on each rape charge.