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16-year-old girl accuses Wash. player of rape

Posted on: January 11, 2011 1:29 am
Posted by Matt Norlander

Some even more serious news and allegations coming in late tonight, these having to do with the University of Washington and a "prominent" male basketball player who has not yet been identified but been alleged to have raped a 16-year-old girl late Saturday/early Sunday.

The student-athlete in question has not been arrested or charged with any crime yet. The victim, because she is underage, will remain anonymous as far as the police are concerned.

We know next to nothing about nearly every facet surrounding this case, but multiple news organizations have picked up on the story, plus the university itself has acknowledged the situation at hand. Here is the full statement from the University of Washington, regarding the matter:

"The department of intercollegiate athletics has learned of a police investigation based on allegations surrounding a current UW student-athlete. At this time, the university does not have comment on the matter. Furthermore, neither department officials, nor members of the UW men’s basketball coaching staff or team will comment on the matter at tomorrow’s open media session. Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to the Seattle Police Department."

More from the Seattle Times.
Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel did not identify the suspect but confirmed there is "an active and ongoing sexual assault unit investigation." KIRO-TV identified the suspect as a "prominent" athlete.
KIRO TV in Seattle was the first to supply the PDF of the police report and claims the parties in question met through Facebook. There are many more details in KIRO's story that you can read here. Some are unseemly, just as a warning.

This is an extremely serious case, as you can tell, and again, no arrests or charges have been made yet. The investigation is still in its early stages and plenty is to be discovered and decided.

What's undeniable: the basketball program's just taken on a huge distraction, no matter if the student-athlete in question is innoncent or not.
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Washington

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:02 am

16-year-old girl accuses Wash. player of rape

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Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2011 9:33 am

16-year-old girl accuses Wash. player of rape

MikeSyr18: A lot of 16 year old girls tell stories and don't know how to act.  Lets wait until we get further details until we actually say this guy is a rapist. Unlike what the story says, I don't believe the whole thing about "just meeting one of her favorite athletes". The girl can't really be that stupid.

It's interesting you post this and say "Lets (sic) wait until we get further details until we actually say this guy is a rapist" when you've already said in an earlier post the guy is "100% innocent." To put it your way, you "can't really be that stupid." What a scumbag you are. I guarantee if you either 1) had a daughter or 2) had a brain, you wouldn't feel the way you do.

Since: Jan 11, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2011 12:39 am

16-year-old girl accuses Wash. player of rape

Guilty or not, don't condemn him for hooking up with a high school girl. You might reply "hey you might be right in some circumstances if they are seriously dating but not if he just 'hooked up' with her." My reply to that is a question: Ever been to a fraternity party? Yeah, no way to keep out the 16-year olds

Since: Jan 11, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2011 12:36 am

16-year-old girl accuses Wash. player of rape

When I was a freshman in college I dated a 16 year old (started in high school). I played college ball as well. I got some jabs but I was happy. Twenty-five with a masters degree and still with the high school girl (now my fiance). If a couple is mature enough a man that is 19 should be able to date a girl that is 16.

Since: Mar 18, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2011 10:01 pm

16-year-old girl accuses Wash. player of rape

I think I can guess who it is, and it's not going to be good...

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:09 am

16-year-old girl accuses Wash. player of rape

Obviously, somebody at 14 certainly shouldn't be having sex. And somebody that is 11, will most likely pass up sex.

We're talking about late age teenagers here. And therefore, a late age teenager somebody between 16 and 19, considering most guys like younger girls, and most girls like older guys, should be alright. I mean, it's three frecking years.  This age is more mature than say a 10 year old trying to do a 7 year old. Which wouldn't happen anyways, but I'm just saying.  It's most definitely normal, and has happened a lot I'm sure. What wouldn't be normal, is a guy that's 24 years old, trying to have sex with a 16 year old. That, is a big age difference.

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2011 9:04 am

16-year-old girl accuses Wash. player of rape

Math equations are pretty ridiculous with this issue.  14-3 = 11.  That okay???  The 1-3 years apart generalization is pretty silly.  The fact of the matter is that any college student who is messing around with a girl who is a soph/junior in high school is pretty sick.  He must have to have a pretty serious grill issue if he can't pick up girls at UW... despite being a "prominent player" on the basketball team.

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2011 11:22 pm

16-year-old girl accuses Wash. player of rape

Good, then if it happens all the time, then obviously I'm not the only one who thinks it's a big deal.

Lets not forget you're talking to a 19 year old kid here. One that understands teenage life better than you do.

Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2011 8:30 pm

16-year-old girl accuses Wash. player of rape

Let me do some simple math for you... 18-3=15. Fifteen is underage. While I'm sure it happens all the time, it is in fact against the law, but according to your standards, it's ok. But, if in this case, she was 16 and it was consensual, then he shouldn't have anything to worry about.

Regardless of whether anyone knows who I am or not, it doesn't change the fact that I have been around the CBB and NFL boards for years, or that I saw and read your old stupid threads. I also remember seeing your old buddy neal make you look like a fool on many occasions. Contrary to what you might believe, not everyone who uses this site spends all their time posting on it and having pointless arguments with complete strangers. And not all of us measure our self worth by, or even care, how popular we are on the CBSSports message boards.

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2011 7:41 pm

16-year-old girl accuses Wash. player of rape

Umm. I'm pretty sure I said it was alright for somebody to sleep with somebody if they are 1-3 years apart, and late age teenagers. 

Also, in Washington, the "age of consent" is 16. Therefore, she is technically legally able to have sex. Therefore, she is not underage. 

I'm also pretty sure you weren't around the CBB Boards at all when those threads existed. Try again. Even if you have been posting here since 2006, nobody has heard of you I'm willing to bet. 

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