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Sexual Assault Allegations at University of Green Bay Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has been investigating allegations of sexual assault against two of their athletes. While the investigation is ongoing, the two soccer players have been suspended from playing on the team and have been banned from on-campus housing. No official charges have been made at this point.

Since the allegations surfaced earlier this month, the university is taking them very seriously. Their main concern is determining what happened and ensuring that the rest of their students are safe. The university began to pursue the investigation after a woman stepped forward and told the school's police department that she believes she had been sexually assaulted.

During a search of the suspects' apartment, the campus police found evidence that sexual activity had taken place there. This is corroborated by the woman's account: she had been drinking and had sex with one of the soccer players. The woman states that she could not remember what happened after that but awoke the next morning to find she had sustained minor injuries on her body.

Because the university is not yet prepared to publicly address the situation, many questions remain unanswered. Was there consent to having sex with both players? She did admit to consensual sex with one of the soccer players. To complicate matters, she believes that she was drugged and then sexually assaulted. So the next question is: had she been drugged?

The university hopes to have answers to these questions and more as the investigation comes to a close by the end of this week. At that time it will be determined what penalties may be necessary. The victim is seeking a criminal investigation as well.

Source: greenbaypressgazette.com, "2 University of Wisconsin-Green bay soccer players suspended after alleged sex assault," Charles Davis, 21 October 2010

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