Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
The Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office today announced that they are filing sexual assault charges against three suspended football players. The players names should be released tomorrow after they are arraigned. The Michigan State University Police had originally requested four warrants, but as Spartan Nation has reported for weeks, we only expected there to be three warrants issued today. Here is the statement from the prosecutor:
The Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office was presented with evidence of suspected sexual assault, from a January 16 incident on the campus of Michigan State University. This case was investigated by the Michigan State University Police Department.
I have decided to authorize sexual assault charges against the three persons whose warrants were requested by the MSU Police. We are alleging that on the night of January 16, those three persons sexually assaulted a woman in an East Lansing apartment on campus.
At this point, the criminal charges are only an accusation, and the accused should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Our office also reviewed charges against an individual who previously worked for the Michigan State University football program. This did not concern any allegation of criminal sexual conduct. After review, I have declined to issue charges and no warrant will be issued. It is our practice not to release names of suspects in denied cases.
Carol A. Siemon
Ingham County Prosecutor