MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The attorney for former University of Montana running back Beau Donaldson says his client plans to plead guilty to sexual intercourse without consent after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Defense attorney Milt Datsopolous' announcement followed a court hearing in which he and prosecutors confirmed the plea deal.
Prosecutors said Donaldson raped a female acquaintance while she slept on his couch after drinking alcohol at a party in September 2010. Court records say he acknowledged the assault during a monitored telephone conversation in December.
Donaldson was charged in January and had been scheduled to go on trial later this month. Datsopolous said Donaldson instead will plead guilty at a Sept. 11 court hearing.