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Four Purdue football players accused of sexual assault

Four Purdue football players accused of sexual assault
Published On: Wed, Nov 16
Jul 25, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Purdue Boilermakers head coach Darrell Hazell addresses the media during the Big Ten football media day at the Hyatt Regency. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Two Purdue University students have come forward accusing four football players of sexually assaulting them in October.

The accusations became public Wednesday in a news release from Massillamany & Jeter LLP, a Fishers-based law firm representing the students.

The alleged assault took place Oct. 13 at an off-campus residence, the news release states. The Journal & Courier reported the same day that West Lafayette Police Department was investigating a sexual assault that occurred at 3: 30 a.m. in the 700 block of Northwestern Avenue.

WLPD Capt. David Van Vactor confirmed that the investigation involved four Purdue student-athletes, all of whom were cooperative when interviewed by police. The case has been forwarded to the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office, he added.

In the news release, attorney Mario Massillimany called on Purdue to expel the athletes and stated they already have been suspended from the football team.

"School officials must move quickly to hold these players accountable for their actions and show these victims that their voices are being heard, he said.

Read the complete news article here...


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