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Police release more information about Kansas University rape case

June 28, 2010

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Kansas University police Monday released more details about the reported rape and sexual battery of a 21-year-old female student last week.

Chris Keary, the assistant chief of the KU Public Safety Office, said the incident happened around 2:15 a.m. Thursday in parking lot 100, located in the 1400 block of Alumni Place near the scholarship halls.

The victim and the suspect, also a KU student, are acquaintances, Keary said.

“Right now we have interviewed the suspect,” Keary said. “The report will be sent down to the district attorney for determination of charges.”

According to the incident report, the man is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident. He has not been arrested.

“In this circumstance, based on the situation we had, an arrest was not made,” Keary said.

Anyone with information about this case can contact the KU police department at 864-5900.

KU spokeswoman Jill Jess said the scholarship halls are empty for the summer break, although summer school is in session.

Comments

Majestic42 5 years, 2 months ago

I'm telling you, the Boondock Saints would have a grand old time in Lawrence.

fatheadff 5 years, 2 months ago

So if you are under the influence then it's ok to rape someone? Then why do they arrest drunk drivers. They are just driving minding their own business. The justice system in Douglas County is a joke. Maybe one day our DA will pull his head from his a$$ and start putting people who need to be in jail where they belong.

Fatty_McButterpants 5 years, 2 months ago

It doesn't say anywhere in the article that it is okay to rape someone if you are under the influence; it simply says that the suspect was believed to be under the influence. Don't read more into it than what is printed...

Lisa Rasor 5 years, 2 months ago

The D.A. has to work within the existing statutes. Your quarrel should be with the legislature, whose job it is to pass those statutes. If you don't like the current laws, then write your legislator. I know that's not as fun as blaming the D.A., but it would be more effective.

pfunk81 5 years, 2 months ago

"In this circumstance, based on the situation we had, an arrest was not made"

sounds like BS to me. Who filed the complaint? As far as I can tell from the two articles a KU officer stumbled upon two drunk people making out, and called "Rape" himself.

KEITHMILES05 5 years, 2 months ago

There must be some issues involved for the police not to charge the guy. Very well could be the female was compromised also.

igby 5 years, 2 months ago

There should be two boxes to check on each post so that the reader will know if they want to even bother reading it.

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Most people that agreed are followers and never say anything worth reading! They always have good things to say and when they get offended with the truth they pick at your spelling and how you write because they never have any original thought to add. They're well educated to the point they are buried in political worthlessness.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 5 years, 2 months ago

This is a he-said, she-said, with a fog of booze around it. NO, booze doesn't make it open season on women, but when two drunks are alone in a car at 3:00 a.m. and "stuff" happens, it's always hard to mitigate the obvious doubts that will come up. Two people over .10% had sex, neither was clear-minded, and now they both have to live with the lack of justice and/or the stigma of accusation. It's a lose-lose situation. She'll always feel like she didn't get justice. He'll have people calling him a rapist on Facebook for the next 20 years (good luck getting a job, dude).

kansasredlegs 5 years, 2 months ago

The fact that KU Police did not arrest him following his interview speaks volumes for the lack of evidence of the alleged rape. When alchohol involved, could be more like a case of regret than rape; otherwise, you can be darn sure that KUPD would have slapped the cuffs on this kid.

Paula Kissinger 5 years, 2 months ago

Redlegs - something we can agree on. Facts given to and evidence obtained from the crime scene presented to the DA's office will result in charges that office wants to file...a point I was trying to make in an earlier posting session. In this city, using my personal previous experience as a benchmark, any criminal act not personally witnessed by a law enforcement officer is written up and sent to the DA's office for possible charges. He said/she said even on the spot usually will not result in an immediate arrest.

catiefan - you are on the mark and it is my constant gripe, especially the sentencing "guidelines" that are taken, for the most part, too leniently.

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