Former USC linebacker Osa Masina was charged Thursday morning with three felonies in Utah related to an incident of alleged sexual assault in July.

Cottonwood Heights Police Department spokesman Lt. Dan Bartlett said Masina has been charged with one count of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree forcible sodomy.

Greg Skordas, Masina's lawyer, said all counts are felonies in Utah and can be punishable with a sentence of five years to life, as well as a sex offender registry for at least 10 years.

Masina surrendered to police and was booked into Salt Lake County jail this morning at 9:30 a.m. PT, according to his lawyer. Bartlett said the bail amount was set at $250,000.

Skordas said the amount was "quite high for a first-time teenage offender" but confirmed Thursday night that Masina was released from county jail after posting bond.

After practice Thursday, head coach Clay Helton circumvented questions about the situation, refusing to comment directly on it. "I've been directed by the university that any questions you may have should go to the university's public relations department," he said.

Helton didn't specify whether he was able to override the university's ruling on any matter, but did say that in this particular case, he was "directed and guided by the university" and that he had "full confidence in their guidance."

Helton also noted that players do have "year-round education" on preventing incidents like this one, and that the Title IX coordinator of the school, Gretchen Means, does meet with the team as well.

Annenberg Media obtained the arrest warrant for Masina that outlines the incident that occurred in Utah on July 26, 2016. According to the warrant, Masina and the victim had consumed alcohol and marijuana at a party before going to get something to eat with two other people.

The victim then said she felt ill and fell asleep inside the car before arriving back at the house where the party had been.

According to the victim, she and Masina were in the basement when he asked which couch she wanted to sleep on. She does not remember answering him and then passed out or fell asleep.

The victim then says she woke up to Masina raping her, but because of her intoxicated state, she was unable do anything. She said she passed in and out of consciousness during the incident.

Masina said in a police interview that he had sexual intercourse with the victim on the night of the incident.

Masina, a sophomore, and fellow former linebacker Don Hill are also under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department regarding another alleged incident in Los Angeles involving the same woman. Bartlett said the Cottonwood Heights Police Department investigation has no connection to the LAPD investigation.

The arrest warrant from Utah police said the victim mentioned the Los Angeles incident on July 14, 2016. During that incident, she said she consumed alcohol and marijuana and Masina gave her two Xanax bars. She then passed out and woke up to being raped by Masina and an unidentified second individual.

The Utah police warrant stated that the evidence from the Los Angeles incident "suggests that the Utah incident was neither a one-time event nor a spontaneous occurrence, and therefore raises concerns about the safety of others with whom the defendant may have contact."

Masina is under interim suspension from USC, though his lawyer said it is likely on hold due to the criminal charges. Earlier this week, he was banned from attending classes and was forced out of his campus apartment. Masina and Hill have been suspended from all team activities.

Reporting contributed by Abby Flaxer.

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