A state appellate court denied former UCSB soccer player Eric Frimpong’s appeal of a Santa Barbara Superior Court ruling, and affirmed the decision to sentence Frimpong to six years in prison for raping a fellow UCSB student on an Isla Vista beach in February 2007. Frimpong has maintained his innocence, citing, among other things, the victim’s intoxicated state as well as DNA evidence. Her DNA was found in his groin area, but none of his DNA was found on her. Frimpong could appeal to the California Supreme Court.


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