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Police: Former Wichita State basketball player being investigated in sexual assault

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 10:36 a.m.
  • Updated Thursday, May 30, 2013, at 8:50 a.m.

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A former Wichita State men’s basketball player who was a member of this season’s Final Four team is being investigated in a possible sexual assault, Wichita police said Thursday.

Lt. Doug Nolte said the alleged victim, 20, is not a WSU student and that the player has no eligibility remaining. No arrests have been made.

According to Nolte, the incident happened at the residence of one of the former player’s teammates. An incident report says the alleged victim woke up while being raped, allegedly by the former player, between 3:57 and 4:30 a.m. The alleged assault was reported at 11:10 a.m. Sunday.

The alleged victim agreed to be examined, and a sexual assault exam was performed.

“There are no current players that are under investigation,” Nolte said.

WSU players have been cooperating with the investigation, Nolte said.

“It is considered an open investigation at this point,” he said.

Athletic Director Eric Sexton released a statement Thursday.

“Wichita State University has been informed of the police investigation,” it said. “We are mindful and respectful of all parties involved. Wichita State University and the athletic department take this situation very seriously and are cooperating with the Wichita Police Department. At this time it is important to let the investigative process take its course.”

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