Case closed: No charges in UA sexual assault case

Just as quickly as the story of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault on the University of Arkansas campus surfaced, it is now being put to rest.

Multiple media sources are now reporting that the Washington County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will not be filing any charges against the University of Arkansas student-athletes accused of a sexual assault reported at a Phi Gamma Delta fraternity party early Aug. 27.

Local ABC affiliate 40/29 first reported the news that three members of the Razorback basketball team were being questioned in connection with the case. UA Athletic Director Jeff Long confirmed shortly afterwards that students, including student-athletes, had been questioned but that he would wait for the prosecutor’s office to assess the case before determining how the matter should proceed.

Later this afternoon, KFSM spoke with Deputy Prosecutor Dustin Roberts and reported that due to a lack of sufficient evidence, no charges would be filed.

KFSM’s Mary Marsh, before turning the case over to the Washington County Prosecuting Attorney, the UAPD had been conducting its own 2-week investigation but also found insufficient evidence to arrest the players.

According to the Arkansas Traveler, the case is one of two reported sexual assaults on the University of Arkansas campus in the past two weeks.