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Vandy Rape Case Attorney Accused Of Destroying Evidence

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A California attorney representing one of the former Vanderbilt Football players may have helped to destroy evidence in this case, according to the District Attorney's Office.

The Davidson County District Attorney's Office filed a motion that makes these claims against the attorney representing Branden Vandenburg.

The motion says Albert Perez Jr. is "unindicted coconspirator" in the case. The DA's office claims Perez has been withholding evidence from defense attorneys, is now a potential witness, and should be removed from the case.

According to the filing, two men, who are friends of former Vanderbilt player Branden Vandenburg, told state prosecutors that Perez was an active participant and co-conspirator in tampering and destroying evidence in the case.

Prosecutors say these same two men deleted photos of the alleged rape and are facing charges of tampering with evidence.

Vandenburg, as well as former players Cory Batey, Brandon Banks and JaBorian "Tip" McKenzie, were indicted in August on charges of aggravated rape and sexual battery in the alleged assault of a female Vanderbilt student back in June.

All defendants pleaded not guilty.

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