Seattle Police are investigating a reported rape of a 16-year-old girl at a Central District apartment near Garfield High School that she says was committed by a University of Washington athlete who befriended her via Facebook. KIRO broke the story and has posted its latest update here:
University of Washington men’s basketball Coach Lorenzo Romar said in a news conference on Tuesday that “there’s not enough information” to take action yet against a UW athlete accused of raping a 16-year-old girl.
Romar did not identify the player by name — nor is KIRO 7, depending on the outcome of an investigation — but Romar did say that the accusation wasn’t something he or the university were taking lightly.
The player has not been arrested and KIRO is not naming him pending results of the SPD investigation.