KU student jailed on suspicion of rape, released

photo by: Sara Shepherd

A University of Kansas police patrol vehicle is pictured in June 2016 on the KU campus.

A University of Kansas student was booked into jail early Thursday morning on suspicion of rape, but later released without being charged, pending further investigation.

On Wednesday, a female student reported to KU police that she’d been sexually assaulted a few weeks earlier, in the early morning hours of Sept. 14, in her dorm room at Self Hall, 1620 Engel Road, Deputy Chief James Anguiano said.

Anguiano said the male suspect, also a KU student, lived in another Daisy Hill dorm, Ellsworth Hall.

Officers interviewed him at the KU police department and subsequently arrested him there, Anguiano said. Police sent their case to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office.

The 18-year-old man was booked into jail early Thursday morning on suspicion of rape and later released without charges, jail records indicate.

He was released “pending completion of the investigation,” Dorothy Kliem, trial assistant for the DA’s office, said Thursday afternoon. She did not specify what steps that entailed.

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