Man charged with raping UST freshman at off-campus party in ’22

Jack Samuel Osborne, 23, of Macalester-Groveland was charged in Ramsey County District Court on March 13 with felony criminal sexual assault of a University of Saint Thomas athlete during an off-campus party a year ago. Osborne, who graduated from UST last May, was reportedly a former member of the school’s track team.

According to the criminal complaint, a freshman at UST went with teammates to an initiation party for the track team at 7:30 p.m. on March 5, 2022. She said she and her teammates were served alcoholic drinks made by more senior track team members.

At around 9 p.m., she and her teammates went to an off-campus party at the residence of a male track team member on the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue, where Osborne lived. The woman recalled being highly intoxicated and throwing up at the party. She said she blacked out and woke up to find Osborne having sexual intercourse with her. The woman described being in a state of shock and not able to move or say anything, then blacked out again.

As the woman was regaining consciousness, a teammate entered the room and asked what was going on. The teammate talked to Osborne and he left. The captains of the track team then brought her back to her dorm room.

The woman later called her sister and told her what had happened. Her sister advised her to go to the hospital for a sexual assault examination and to file a police report.

Witnesses identified the woman’s assailant as Osborne and said the assault occurred in his bedroom and that both individuals were intoxicated. A captain of the women’s track team said she saw the woman on a couch crying and helped carry her to a car because she was unable to walk. The woman kept saying that she didn’t know who he was and that she didn’t give her consent.

Osborne was later arrested. After being read his rights and informed of the allegation, he said he did not do anything and then opted to not speak with police.


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The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension tested forensic samples and found the victim’s DNA in Osborne’s bedroom. He faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources gathered between March 14-15.

Highland Park

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 2000 block of Ford Parkway on March 13, and the 500 block of South Snelling Avenue on March 14.

Assault—A 23-year-old man was arrested for assault after he reportedly refused to leave an apartment and threatened his roommate on the 1900 block of Ford Parkway around 10:19 a.m. Tuesday, March 14.


Theft—A running vehicle theft was reported at Speedway, 399 N. Lexington Pkwy., around 4:14 p.m. Tuesday, March 14.

Mendota Heights

Miscellaneous—Saint Paul police assisted with a traffic stop on Highway 62 and I-35E at 6:07 p.m. Monday, March 13. A 43-year-old man was arrested for felony drug possession regarding a previous incident in Saint Paul. Several more bags of drugs were found in the vehicle and felony possession charges were also pending in Dakota County.

Merriam Park

Burglary—A unit was burglarized at the Quality Inn, 1964 University Ave., between 8-11 p.m. Sunday, March 12.

—A home break-in was reported on the 2200 block of Summit Avenue around 12:40 p.m. Monday, March 13.

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 400 block of North Prior Avenue and on the 1500 block of Saint Anthony Avenue on March 13.

—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1900 block of Marshall Avenue on March 14.

Summit Hill

Robbery—A robbery at gunpoint was reported on the 900 block of Fairmount Avenue around 8:16 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. The suspect reportedly pointed a gun at a woman and demanded her stuff. When she stated she was going to call the police, the suspect fled empty-handed.


Weapons—Gunfire was reported on the 700 block of Dayton Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14.

West End

Miscellaneous—A 44-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct after he was threatening to assault people near the intersection of West Seventh and Chestnut streets around 7:16 p.m. Saturday, March 11.

—A 39-year-old man was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant after he refused to leave the Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., around 11:06 a.m. Monday, March 13.


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