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Alleged Rape Reported at McCarthy Hall

The KU Public Safety Office released a report Wednesday of an alleged rape that took place inside McCarthy Hall last month just after finals week. The victim is a 16 year-old female from Missouri who is not a student at the University of Kansas.

The incident took place sometime between 10 p.m. on December 17 and 5 a.m. on December 18, according to the PSO report. The victim was inside the building visiting McCarthy residents. The victim reported no physical injury, according to a PSO news release.

McCarthy Hall houses 38 students, including the University of Kansas men’s basketball team. Eight names are given in the report. Five witnesses listed include Frank Mason III, Josh Jackson, LeGerald Vick, Mitch Lightfoot and Tucker Vang. Deputy Athletics Director Sean Lester is also included in the report.

Drug paraphernalia is included in the report, but are not attached to any of the eight names given.

KU Public Safety said there is no on-going risk to the campus. The investigation is still on-going.

Head coach Bill Self addressed the incident on Thursday afternoon. “We have been told that some of our players are potential witnesses,” Self said. “Witness can carry a pretty broad definition on what that is and certainly there’s some players listed that are potential witnesses to a situation which could mean anything that happened before, during, after, whether you’re an eye witness or not of an alleged incident.”

“I know that positively that we’ve been given zero information that would warrant suspensions or anything like that that’s been connected to our players at this point in time,” Self said. “I certainly will act on it if any information is given to us in the future that would warrant such action.”

No. 2 Kansas travels to play No. 4 Kentucky later this week.

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