UW-Green Bay Soccer Players Accused of Sexual Assault

Two UW-Green Bay Soccer Players Suspects in Sexual Assault
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS/AP) Two members of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men's soccer team have been suspended stemming from accusations that they drugged and sexually assaulted a female student.

Police say the alleged victim contacted them and said she was assaulted by two players at an on-campus apartment Oct. 10, but she claimed she could not remember all the details because she believes she was drugged.

The names of the alleged suspects have not been released because authorities have yet to file any charges.

According to local Fox affiliate WLUK-TV, the woman told authorities that the two alleged suspects poured her a drink and she eventually had consensual sex with one of the suspects.

The second suspect reportedly started to force himself on the woman without her consent, according to the station. She claims that she began to go in and out of consciousness, but remembers seeing two other members of the soccer team in the bedroom watching the incident, according to WLUK-TV.

"We are looking into what combinations of alcohol/drugs can have those kind of impacts," said UW-Green Bay Police Chief Randy Christopherson to the station.

Some 12 hours later the alleged victim woke up with no knowledge of how she got home. She later went to a local hospital where doctors discovered several scratches and bruises over her body, reports WLUK-TV.

According to the station, investigators executed a search warrant at the players' on-campus apartment and confiscated pills and alcohol.

Police and university investigators expect to conclude their work on the case by the end of the week.

"From there we make a determination what charges, if any, do we want to refer. Or do we even request a review by the District Attorney's office at that point in time," said Christopherson according to CBS affiliate WFRV-TV.