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May 31, 2013

No charges filed against Wichita State Final Four player accused of rape

No charges will be filed against a player on Wichita State University’s Final Four basketball team who had been accused of rape, the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

No charges will be filed against a player on Wichita State University’s Final Four basketball team who had been accused of rape, the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

“After reviewing the facts of the case, the applicable law and discussing the matter with the reporting party and her family, the decision has been made that no charges will be filed at this time,” District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a prepared statement. “Like any case, if additional information comes to light, the case can be reconsidered in the future.”

A 20-year-old woman told police she woke up while being raped at the residence of one of the former player’s teammates early on the morning of April 21. She said the incident occurred between 3:57 and 4:30 a.m. on that Sunday morning. She reported the alleged assault at 11:10 a.m. that day.

The woman agreed to be examined, and a sexual assault exam was performed. The accused player has used up his eligibility, police have previously stated.

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