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Alleged BYU Football Players Rape Investigation Finished

Alleged BYU Football Players Rape Investigation Finished

Posted - Aug. 30, 2004 at 5:44 p.m.



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Sam Penrod ReportingEyewitness News has learned tonight that the police investigation is finished involving claims of a 17-year old girl that she was raped by at least two BYU football players. But what police found in their investigation, and whether those allegations are credible remains a mystery.

Police tonight won't say what they found in their investigation or if they are recommending any charges be filed. But we do know that no one has been arrested and it will likely be several days before prosecutors make any decision.

It was three weeks ago today that the girl and her parents went to police with claims that she was raped. The 17-year old girl claimed she met the football players at the mall and was invited to their off campus apartment.

Inside, the girl claims she was offered vodka and watched a pornographic DVD with the players, before passing out because she became drunk. That's when the girl alleges she awoke to find herself undressed and being raped by three to four men over the next 20 to 30 minutes.

Police remain very quiet about their case and won't say what evidence they have, although court documents show that a search warrant served at the players apartment two days later found a pornographic DVD, but the search did not find any alcohol inside.

Of course, there are still a lot of questions unanswered, but at least we do know that prosecutors now have the case and we should know within the next several days if these allegations are credible or not.

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