BOULDER, Colo. -- Prosecutors will not file charges in an alleged rape at a party
attended by University of Colorado football players and recruits.
District Attorney Mary Keenan said Friday her decision reflected "the many
difficulties frequently encountered in prosecutions of acquaintance rape." She said it
did not reflect the victim's credibility.
"This decision reflects substantial thoughtful consideration of the impact of a
prosecution on the victim given the current likelihood of success on the merits at
trial," Keenan said in a statement.
Keenan was to discuss her decision at a news conference Friday afternoon.
The University of Colorado athletic department has not commented on the decision
as of Friday afternoon.
A student alleged she was raped at the off-campus party for recruits on Dec. 7.
University officials have said the party, hosted by four women at an off-campus
location, was not a sanctioned recruiting event and that the women had no affiliation
with the athletics department.