No charges to be filed in KU sexual assault case

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – The local prosecutor does not plan to file sexual assault charges over a report that a 16-year-old girl was raped in December 2016 in the dorm housing the Kansas men’s basketball team.

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson’s office said Friday in a statement that it does not have enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a sexual assault occurred.

The statement also said the investigation did not identify a suspect.

Branson said his office still may file misdemeanor, alcohol-related charges.

The university police report from the incident said rape, contributing to a child’s misconduct and furnishing alcohol to a minor were reported and allegedly occurred at the dorm.

Five players were listed as witnesses, though police have said that did not necessarily mean they were eyewitnesses.

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