Post Classifieds

Former Tech athlete accused of sending unsolicited explicit Snapchats

By Harley Davidson
On February 27, 2015

While most students were snuggled up in their rooms watching Netflix last week, campus police were continuing their investigation into a former member of Tech’s football practice squad who is accused of sending sexually explicit messages to female students.

Randall Elston was kicked off the football team in 2014 as a result of a complaint filed with the Athletics department about sexually harassing messages. The person who made the complaint did not wish to press charges.

Now another student has come forward with a complaint against Elston. According to the report filed with campus police, the victim attended high school with Elston, and they met again on campus during September. Afterward, they began texting about some books the victim was going to give Elston. When they were arranging a time to meet for the books, Elston began sending sexually suggestive messages.

These messages continued over the fall semester, and escalated. The victim told police that Elston sent several pictures of his genitalia to her, and when she told him to stop or she would report him, he responded with another picture that had a sexually explicit caption. The victim blocked him on social media and Snapchat, but at the beginning of the spring semester, he created a new Snapchat account with the name “Warfdude 77” and started messaging her again. He sent her about eight messages before she blocked him again and filed a report with campus police.

On Feb. 16, Officer Michael Lambert spoke with Elston regarding the incident. According to the police report, Elston’s story was the same as the victim’s but with a few minor differences. Elston claims the victim seemed interested in a sexual relationship and even sent him at least one picture back. He admitted to creating the fake Snapchat account as a way to get around her blocking him.

Charges have not been filed yet, but according to the police report, if the victim wishes to press charges Elston would be facing stalking and harassment charges. Police are still investigating this case. 

Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly

More tntechoracle News Articles

Recent tntechoracle News Articles

Discuss This Article

GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER

Tenessee Tech's pre-medicine program prepares undergraduate students for medical schools across the country, where TTU students become leading Chicago ophthalmologists, LASIK Nashville doctors and so many other top medical professionals.

TODAY'S PRINT EDITION

Log In

or Create an account

Employers & Housing Providers

Employers can list job opportunities for students

Post a Job

Housing Providers can list available housing

Post Housing

Log In

Forgot your password?

Your new password has been sent to your email!

Logout Successful!

You just missed it! This listing has been filled.

Post your own housing listing on Uloop and have students reach out to you!

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
OR
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format