UCA student accuses former student of rape
(KATV) Conway Police areinvestigating a rape case. The alleged victim is a UCA student. She told policeshe knows the suspect, a former student. The 18 year old female did not callpolice right away. She reportedly told a friend and then family, who urged herto call police.
Latresha Woodruffwith the Conway Police Department says, "At this point it's kind of a hesaid she said."
The alleged incidenthappened at about 11:55 on Saturday, December 1 during a party at a house inthe 1800 block of Lee Avenue. It was not on school property and UCApolice are not working the investigation.
Woodruff says thefemale knows the suspect and she did go to the hospital and have a rape examdone. "She said she was lying on the sofa and a young man she was acquaintedwith actually picked her up off the sofa and took her into another room. Sheclaims that is where the rape occurred."
The suspect is 22years old and lives in Conway. He hasn't been arrested, pending the outcome ofthe investigation. People who were at the party are still being questioned.
A UCA spokespersonsays four rape cases have been reported this academic year. In all of theallegations the victim and suspect have been acquaintances.
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