Investigation into alleged sexual assualt at Chi Psi dropped

BY DEVON THORSBY
Daily Staff Reporter
Published January 12, 2010

The investigation of the sexual assault of an 18-year-old girl at a Chi Psi fraternity party in November has been closed, according to the Ann Arbor police.

AAPD Lt. Angella Abrams told The Michigan Daily yesterday that the case was “closed due to the victim’s request.”

AAPD Lt. Dave Monroe told the Daily at the time of the incident that police responded early on Nov. 22, 2009 to a call reporting sexual assault at the South State Street fraternity house.

Monroe said at the time that both the victim and the suspect were 18 years old and knew each other before the incident occurred.

Michael Taub, president of Chi Psi, told the Daily at the time that the suspect was not a member of the fraternity.

“The person that this affects is a person who is not affiliated at all with the fraternity,” Taub said in a Nov. 23 Daily article. “He was not a guest at the event nor was he at all affiliated as a brother or pledge.”

AnnArbor.com reported yesterday that the suspect is a Michigan Football player, who was arrested the morning of the reported sexual assault.

The football player remains on the team, according to AnnArbor.com.

Police declined to comment on the identification of the former suspect and would not confirm whether he is a football player.