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Four Purdue Football Players Accused of Rape

According to Fox 59, four Purdue players are involved in a rape investigation

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Fox 59 reports that four Purdue University football players have been accused of rape.

No criminal charges have been filed at this time.

Following a formal hearing, the university suspended the players from the football team, but they are still allowed to attend classes. The victims’ attorney has requested the players be barred from campus as well.

"School officials must move quickly to hold these players accountable for their actions and show these victims that their voices are being heard,” attorney Mario Massillamany said. “If there are others out there who have been victimized in this manner, we encourage them to contact us to get the justice they deserve."

Neither the university nor the athletic department has commented on the matter at the time of publish.

UPDATE: More details have since come out according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier:

Police have interviewed everyone involved in that incident and have forwarded the case to the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office, Capt. David Van Vactor said.

Early Friday morning, however, WLPD was called to investigate three more reports of sexual assaults, including:

One at 2:30 a.m. near the John T. Meyers Pedestrian Bridge

Another at 3:10 a.m. in the 100 block of South Chauncey Avenue

Another at 3:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Northwestern Avenue.

The Friday morning reports came "in real time" and within 30 minutes of the incidents occurring, Van Vactor said.

He noted the incidents do not appear to be connected or related.

"I think it's an unusual event that we would have four in 24 hours," he said. "It's definitely not the norm, and we don't expect it to continue."

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