Top Arkansas Golfers Suspended After Voyeurism Arrest

Thursday May 7th, 2015
Taylor Moore and Nicolas Echavarria, juniors on the Razorbacks golf team.
Arkansas Razorbacks

Two Arkansas Razorback golfers have been suspended after being arrested Wednesday for taking explicit photos of a woman without her consent.

According to a report by local Fayetteville, Arkansas, station KARK 4 News, Taylor Moore, 21, and Nicolas Echavarria, 20, both juniors, face charges of video voyeurism.

Here are the details of the police report:

According to a police report, the victim called police to report a rape. The woman told police she had been drinking on Dickson Street before running into Moore and Echavarria, whom she knew. She told police she was too drunk to drive and got a ride with them. She told police she was taken to Moore's house, and she said she was under the impression that she would spend the night there and go home in the morning.

The victim told police that Moore gave her a shirt to sleep in, and that she remembered being carried to his bedroom. She told police she also remembered seeing a flash of light and thought Moore had taken pictures of her.  

Police seized Moore's and Echavarria's phones with a search warrant and found sexually explicit pictures of the victim on Echavarria's phone. The two men told police they took three pictures and deleted two of them. Police also say the men admitted they took the pictures without the victim's knowledge or consent.

Moore is one of the team's best players, currently ranked 42nd in the country. In 10 starts this season, he had a team-best scoring average of 71.8, earned All-SEC Second Team honors on April 30 and earned co-medalist honors at the 2014 U.S. Amateur.

Echavarria holds the team's fourth-best scoring average with 73.8.

The fifth-seeded Razorbacks are set to play Yale at next week's regional NCAA tournament, but they'll have to do it without Moore and Echavarria, who, according to a statement released by the University of Arkansas Athletic Department, have been suspended indefinitely pending legal action.

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