A recently released police report for a sexual assault investigation involving three University of Oregon basketball players is about as bad as they come!
Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and incoming Providence transfer Brandon Austin are all accused of assaulting a female victim three separate times in two different locations on the night of March 8th.
According to the victim’s statement, the three men forced her to perform sexual acts on them inside of a bathroom while they kept her phone out of reach. They then allegedly physically forced her into a cab and took her to an apartment where they all raped her, ignoring her repeated pleas and cries for them to stop.
Along with interviews from the victim, suspects and witnesses, police also obtained phone conversations between the accuser and Artis, who stated that he absolutely did do something wrong and that he felt bad about the situation.
Another phone call occurred between the victim and Dotson, who reportedly said:
“[This was] something no one should have to go through.”
He also allegedly stated that he had learned his lesson.
But despite ALL of that, the DA is declining to prosecute Dotson, Artis and Austin because they don’t think they have enough evidence to convict!
They issued a statement saying:
"While there is no doubt the incidents occurred, the conflicting statements and actions by the victim make this case unprovable as a criminal case."
Wait. What conflicting statements and actions did she make??
According to the District Attorney’s office, those would be the victim staying at the house where the rape was committed until the next morning and engaging in consensual sexual contact with Artis the next morning and with basketball player Joseph Young later that same day.
This is such a mess.
But clearly an injustice occurred. We would certainly hope the State of Oregon would want justice to be served and the way to do that is not with simple suspensions from a college basketball team.
[Images via GoDucks.com.]
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