Boulder DA Will Not File Rape Charges

After months of investigating, the Boulder DA's office has decided not to file charges against several CU football players and recruits. The alleged rape took place at an off-campus party on Dec. 7th.

 

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.


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