Police have completed their investigation into allegations that an unnamed UW basketball player raped a 16-year-old Eastside girl in an apartment near Garfield High School. According to KIRO, who first reported the story a few weeks ago, SPD has referred the case to the King County Prosecutor. There have been no charges or arrests.
According to police documents, the girl met the athlete on Facebook and met up with him at an apartment near Garfield High School, where the alleged rape took place.
The University of Washington later said that the athlete in question was a member of the men’s basketball team.
UW men’s basketball Coach Lorenzo Romar said earlier this month that there was “not enough information” for the university to take any action at that time.
It’s unclear what evidence or information is contained in the police investigation, which is now in the hands of prosecutors.
A spokesman with the prosecutor’s office said that a decision on whether to charge the athlete should be made within the week.