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BYU Rape Investigation Continues

BYU Rape Investigation Continues

Posted - Sep. 27, 2004 at 4:01 p.m.



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Sam Penrod ReportingThe rape case involving three players on the BYU football team remains under investigation; but still there's no word on whether any charges will be filed.

The County attorney's office has had the case for a month now, but still no decision has been made. For BYU Football fans, it's a question most hoped would be answered by now. Were any football players involved in a sexual assault on a teenage girl?

It was back on August ninth that the original complaint came into Provo Police. A 17-year old girl claimed she went to an off campus apartment complex at the invitation of some men she met at the mall. She claims they gave her vodka and that after she passed out, she awoke to find several men raping her.

Two weeks ago, prosecutors interviewed the alleged victim and also asked Provo Police to follow up on some specific evidence.

As for BYU, the university says its own honor code review of the players in question continues, but no conclusion has yet been reached.

So how much longer will it be before there is a decision on criminal charges? The only answer we have been given is: "as long as it takes to completely review all of the evidence." So today we still don't know if these accusations are credible or not.

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