UW basketball player Venoy Overton has been charged with giving alcohol to a minor in an apartment near Garfield High School in January. King County Prosecutors chose one month ago not to pursue charges of sexual assault stemming from the same night out of concerns they could not prove lack of consent, according to Seattle Times:
After the game, Overton allegedly met with two 16-year-old girls and took them to his sister’s apartment in South Seattle (sic). A Seattle police report says Overton, 22, furnished the girls with alcohol and had sex with both.
One of the girls later told police that she felt like she had to have sex with Overton because of who he was. The King County Prosecutor’s Office decided against filing a charge in connection with the allegation because of questions about the girl’s account and conflicting witness statements, according to a court document.
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes’ office then took over the case to determine whether Overton should be charged with furnishing the two teenage girls with alcohol. The city attorney’s office handles misdemeanor cases.
Overton’s first appearance in Seattle Municipal Court is scheduled for April 1.
Overton has been suspended from NCAA play due to the charges and will not play this week in the Pac 10 tournament.