Washburn graduate assistant football coach charged with rape

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A Washburn University graduate assistant football coach has been charged with aggravated kidnapping and rape.

Jesse Robert Bubke mug shot. (Courtesy KSNT)
Jesse Robert Bubke mug shot. (Courtesy KSNT)

Shawnee County court records show that the charges were filed Tuesday against 22-year-old Jesse Robert Bubke. He has been released on bond. No attorney is listed for him in court records. Shawnee County prosecutor’s office spokesman Lee McGowan didn’t immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Topeka police Lt. Colleen Stuart told The Topeka Capital-Journal that a woman went to police Sunday and reported she had been kidnapped from a bar, taken to Bubke’s home, assaulted and released.

As a graduate assistant, Bubke has coached defensive backs. Washburn spokesman Patrick Early says the university will help authorities. He didn’t immediately return a phone message from the AP.

Comments are closed.