Pro soccer player accused of rape granted bond

A professional soccer player who has been held in the DeKalb County jail on a rape charge since last month was granted bond Wednesday, authorities said.

Bryan Joshua Arguez, 24, was arrested by Brookhaven police for allegedly raping a woman Aug. 11 while he was in town for his team’s North American Soccer League game against the Atlanta Silverbacks, Brookhaven spokeswoman Megan Matteucci said.

He and several Carolina RailHawks teammates were staying at a friend’s Brookhaven home when the attack was said to have occurred, she said.

The woman told police that she woke up in the early morning hours to find Arguez on top of her. She called 911, and Arguez was arrested at the scene without incident.

Arguez, of Miami, was granted a $75,000 bond but remained in jail as of Thursday afternoon.

The midfielder, who has played for multiple teams during his career, was released by the Carolina RailHawks after his arrest, according to the Washington Post. He was the D.C. United’s first-round draft pick in 2007.

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