New details are emerging about the nights an Arizona football player allegedly assaulted his girlfriend . Orlando Bradford is facing three counts of domestic violence kidnapping and four counts domestic violence aggravated assault.
Second victim comes forward in UA football player Orlando Bradford incident
Posted: 11:14 PM, Sep 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-17 00:12:43Z
In addition, KGUN9 learned Friday that Bradford will face four additional domestic violence aggravated assault charges related to a second victim who came forward after Bradford's arrest.
Bradford once showed promise on the football field, but he won't be playing again anytime soon. The sophomore running back from Shreveport, Louisiana was released from the team following his arrest on Wednesday.
In an interim complaint report from Tucson Police, Bradford allegedly held his girlfriend against her will and beat her repeatedly. The report states that on September 12th, Bradford carried her into his house and dragged her upstairs after accusing her of scratching his car. It continues, saying "[Bradford] punches victim several times in her ribs. [Bradford] tells victim 'Tell me the truth or this is going on all night long."'
The report goes on to say the victim spent the night at his house out of fear. The next day, she went back to Bradford's house where he became violent once again and asked if she had been texting another guy.
In the report "[Bradford] pushed the victim onto his bed and strangled her while saying "if you don't tell me the truth I'm gonna choke you till you black out."'
Over those two days, Bradford's girlfriend suffered bruising and scratches to her neck, arms, ribs, stomach, and head.
Bradford was arrested without incident on Wednesday. The Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse is a non-profit in Tucson. Their Director of Domestic Abuse Services tells Nine On Your Side that the time between when an abuser gets arrested to when they are released is paramount to keeping the victim safe.
"During that time, often times individuals are scrambling to not only just try to come out of the crisis that the situation has caused but figure out what the plan of safety is and how to get somewhere safe so that timeline is very important," said Stephanie Noriega.
Bradford is being held on $20,000 bond. He is due back in court on September 26th.
Emerge! offers a variety of free services for victims of domestic abuse. If you or someone you know needs help, click here.
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